St. Vincent has been taking part in a week-long residency on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where she covered Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” with in-house band Stay Human.
Alongside Stay Human, St. Vincent took “Dreams” and turned it into a groovy, horn-laden anthem. Where the original tune is a folksy ballad, St. Vincent’s rendition is more of a dance-worthy, easy listening jazz song. Lyrically, she delivers famous lines like, “Thunder only happens when it’s raining/ Players only love you when they’re playing/ Say, women, they will come and they will go/ When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know.”
St. Vincent’s residency on The Late Show, where she’s covered “Dreams,” is set to be the first of many. In fact, James Taylor and the Eagles’ Joe Walsh each have their own five-day residency on the horizon.
Watch St. Vincent’s cover of “Dreams” below.
During St. Vincent’s residency, Stephen Colbert urged the Dallas Cowboys to let St. Vincent sing the national anthem at a game.
“Cowboys, you’re passing up an enormous opportunity here,” Colbert says.
Watch Stephen Colbert’s lobbying below.
If “Dreams” is any indicator, St. Vincent would truly make the national anthem her own.
St. Vincent has been no stranger to covers as of late. In June, she covered Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” at the Songwriters Hall of Fame. St. Vincent’s rendition of the track stays true to the gritty original, but it sees her throaty vocals taking the lead as she delivers the song’s famous lyrics.
Earlier in June, St. Vincent also covered Lipps Inc.’s “Funkytown” for the Minions: The Rise of Gru soundtrack.