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Conor Oberst and Dawes release covers of each other's songs from Record Store Day 7"

20 September 2021, 10:51 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Conor Oberst and Dawes have released the recordings of them covering one of each other's songs on digital streaming platforms after it was only previously available as a limited 7" single for Record Store Day.

Back in 2014, Conor Oberst and Dawes released a limited 7" single as part of Record Store Day which saw Dawes covering Bright Eyes' "Easy/Lucky/Free", and Oberst covering Dawes' "Million Dollar Bill".

Over seven years on from the 7" single release, Dawes have made the covers available on streaming services.

Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith wrote of the covers, "As far as I’m concerned, between Bright Eyes and his solo records, Conor Oberst is one of the greatest songwriters that has played the game. I remember hearing Fevers and Mirrors when I was 16 and feeling my sense of song permanently rewired. So it was a big deal for me when we decided to go on tour with Conor as the opening act as well as his band. To celebrate our worlds coming together we decided to cover one of each other’s tunes and release it as a limited 7 inch. We tried our best to make "Easy/Lucky/Free" sound like a Dawes song and Conor did the same thing to "Million Dollar Bill". Happy to bring these recordings back to life."

Dawes cover of "Easy/Lucky/Free" and Conor Oberst's cover of "Million Dollar Bill" are available on digital streaming platforms now.
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