Despite a name that rhymes almost too perfectly with the UK’s forces sweetheart of the second world war, Lera Lynn is someone who inhabits an altogether different niche.
First coming to prominence with her debut album Have You Met Lera Lynn? released in the spring of 2011, it was a record of plain speaking and cut-throat honesty that showcased her sultry voice to perfection as it wrapped itself around melodies and enveloped the listener in the lyrics.
For us, it was her almost bluegrass style cover of TV On The Radio’s classic Wolf Like Me, that first caught our eyes and ears. It was offered up as a tribute to TVOTR’s Gerard Smith who had died of cancer as they were learning the song.
Now she is back with a new 7″ and a new cover. This time it is another classic, Ring Of Fire and a dark interpretation on an upbeat classic heard throughout the world for decades.
She says of the song, “I always thought June Carter’s Ring of Fire was written as a dark song, maybe it’s just where I was when I heard it one dark day. It’s been a lot of fun to rearrange it, almost making it my own. I hope we’ve done it justice. I hope they [the Cash Family] would be proud.”
Watch the video for Wolf Like Me and then grab yourself Ring Of Fire. Visit Lera Lynn’s website here.
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