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Fontaines DC cover Nick Drake's "Cello Song" for new tribute album featuring Self Esteem, AURORA and more

02 March 2023, 11:13 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

A new Nick Drake tribute album titled The Endless Coloured Ways – The Songs Of Nick Drake has been announced featuring Self Esteem, AURORA and many more, and Fontaines DC's version of "Cello Song" is the first outing.

Fontaines DC's version of Drake's "Cello Song" is part of the first season of the tribute album, which will also feature contributions from Let's Eat Grandma, Bombay Bicycle Club, Mike Lindsay featuring Guy Garvey and more.

Jeremy Lascelles, co-founder of Blue Raincoat Music and CEO of Chrysalis Records, said of the album, "Cally [Callomon, Manager of the Nick Drake Estate] and I embarked on this venture with one simple brief to each of the artists – that they ignore the original recording of Nick’s, and reinvent the song in their own unique style. It was really humbling to hear so many similar responses, with everyone saying how important Nick’s music was to them, and how much they wanted to be part of this project. As the results came in one by one, we were thrilled by the brilliance and invention that each artist had shown. They had done exactly what we hoped for - they had made the song their own."


Season 1:

  1. The Wandering Hearts - Voice From A Mountain (prelude)
  2. Fontaines D.C. - ‘Cello Song
  3. Camille - Hazey Jane II
  4. Mike Lindsay feat. Guy Garvey - Saturday Sun
  5. Bombay Bicycle Club & The Staves - Road
  6. Let’s Eat Grandma - From The Morning
  7. David Gray - Place To Be

Season 2:

  1. John Parish & Aldous Harding - Three Hours
  2. Stick In The Wheel - Parasite
  3. Ben Harper - Time Has Told Me
  4. Emeli Sandé - One Of These Things First
  5. Karine Polwart & Kris Drever - Northern Sky
  6. Craig Armstrong feat. Self Esteem - Black Eyed Dog

Season 3:

  1. Bombay Bicycle Club & The Staves - Road (reprise)
  2. Nadia Reid - Poor Boy
  3. Christian Lee Hutson feat. Elanor Moss - Which Will
  4. Skullcrusher & Gia Margaret - Harvest Breed
  5. Katherine Priddy - I Think They’re Leaving Me Behind
  6. AURORA - Pink Moon
  7. Joe Henry & Meshell Ndegeocello - Time Of No Reply

Season 4:

  1. Famous Blue Cable feat. Feist - River Man
  2. Liz Phair - Free Ride
  3. Philip Selway - Fly
  4. John Grant - Day Is Done
  5. The Wandering Hearts - Voice From A Mountain

Fontainess DC's cover of "Cello Song" is out now. The Endless Coloured Ways – The Songs Of Nick Drake will be released via Chrysalis Records on 7 July, and is available to pre-order now.

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