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Sufjan Stevens, The Shins and more feature on Rosie Thomas' cover of Björk's "All Is Full of Love"

11 January 2022, 17:05 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Rosie Thomas has delivered a cover of Björk's "All Is Full of Love" featuring Sufjan Stevens, The Shins and many more, which will appear on her Lullabies For Parents, Vol 1 project.

Thomas' cover of Björk's "All Is Full of Love" features guest vocals from a huge list of musicians, including Sufjan Stevens, The Shins, Iron & Wine, Alexi Murdoch, Audrey Assad, William Fitzsimmons, Dawn Landes, Denison Witmer, Josh Ottum, The Head & The Heart's Charity Thielen, The Lone Bellow's Kanene Pipkin, Leigh Nash, Kyshona Armstrong, Beau Jennings, Kevin Brace, Buster Shoop and Alvie Shoop.

"All Is Full of Love" will feature on Thomas' new project Lullabies For Parents, Vol 1, which, according to Stereogum, will include an EP, a podcast, essays and videos on parenthood.

"Originally, the plan was to do a quiet lullaby kind of version of the song, and really highlight the tender, encouraging lyrics, whether to children, to parents, to everyone really," Thomas said. "Though we can understandably look past it these days, there is, in fact, love all around. Keep your head up. Stay hopeful. Look for it. Show it. Give it away. Love abounds. Love prevails. It’s within reach."

Thomas continued, "So, as Shoop kept working on the song, adding bits, and shaping the arrangement, he had the overwhelming, but inspired idea to get vocals of a few lines from a bunch of different friends and variety of distinct voices (even our kids for a younger generation) to bring in and out, and eventually amass a choir of sorts. Some folks would come by the house when they were in Nashville, and others we sent instructions and requests, and they’d kindly send back vocals. This was largely pre-pandemic too, but proved to be a fairly seamless method once it began and we continued. Shoop then built this crazy arrangement out of it, and it was really beautiful, but I told him, "sorry, you gotta keep going." I said, "I’ll know it’s done when my arm hairs stand up" ... Finally one day I was out back checking out the newest version, and it happened! I cried when it finished, ran inside, and said, "look at my arms!" "You did it!" I listen now, and pretend we’re all in the same room singing side by side. It’s really special to me to get all these friends singing together on the same song. It feels like our own little We Are The World… We Are The Small World Afterall maybe?"


  1. I Will Carry You (Always Here For You)
  2. Always Be My Baby (Mariah Carey Cover) (Feat. The Shins, Sufjan Stevens, & Josh Ottum)
  3. Even My Best Won’t Be Good Enough
  4. It’ll Be Alright
  5. All Is Full Of Love (Björk Cover)
Rosie Thomas' cover of Björk's "All Is Full of Love" is out now. Lullabies For Parents, Vol 1 will arrive 4 April, and is available to pre-order now.
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