The indie folk sisters, Johanna and Klara Söderberg, are also back with their first release since 2018’s ‘Ruins’ LP. It’s a cover of Willie Nelson’s classic ‘On The Road Again’, set to a homemade tour video that’s wonderfully charming. Johanna edited the video entirely herself from the band’s tour footage. You can watch it below.
The cover was actually recorded over 7 years ago, and has remained a secret until now! What’s more, all proceeds from the song will go to Crew Nation, a charitable fund set up to help support those in the touring community – until we can indeed be “on the road again”.
The band said…
“We’re excited to release our version of “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson. We recorded this cover a couple of years ago and recently found it while digging through the archives. The song is a country classic, it feels like we’ve known it forever. Because of the situation with COVID, sadly, the theme of the song has never felt more relevant than it does today.
We made a video for the song using cellphone footage from our tours throughout the years. Going through all those videos made us emotional. It made us realize how much we appreciate being able to roam freely around the world. How much we love the feeling of playing live for people, in the flesh. How much we miss our incredible band and crew.
All the proceeds from the streaming of the song will go to Crew Nation. So much of the magic happens behind the stage. It’s easily taken for granted, but without our touring and venue crew live music wouldn’t be possible. It’s important that we help them out right now.
Oh, how we wish we could get back on the road again! Hopefully we’ll see you down the road sometime soon.”
First Aid Kit will play Latitude 2021, alongside headliners Lewis Capaldi and Bastille. The festival will take place in Henham Park, Suffolk on 22nd-25th July 2021. The third headliner, as well as many more acts from the worlds of music and arts, are still to be announced! Tickets are on sale now.