New Music Friday: Highwoman by The Highwomen

I swear that I will eventually stop making every New Music Friday post about The Highwomen. I mean eventually I’ll run out of new music by them. There were a couple of other new songs I heard this week by Michael Kiwanuka and Brittany Howard, but neither of them really grabbed me. So I’m going with “Highwoman” by The Highwomen because I love it. I wrote about it in my post from last week saying it was my favorite song off the album, but didn’t link to it because although there were some cell phone recordings of it from the Newport Folk Festival there was nothing official yet. They released the official audio earlier this week, and I have listened to it on repeat a million times already. The song features Yola, who sings the Freedom Rider verse, and Sheryl Crow who plays guitar and sings background vocals. I’m so happy I got to see them all perform it together at The Newport Folk Festival because it’s unlikely to happen again.

And as a bonus I’m throwing in yet another version of The Highwomen’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”. They performed an acoustic version of it with Jimmy Fallon for a segment on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. It’s wonderful and I find the video for it perfect, which is what really made we want to post it even though I just posted a video for this song last week. Maybe one day I’ll get over my obsession, but today is not that day.

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