First Aid Kit brought Patti Smith to tears with their cover of “Dancing Barefoot” last fall, when they performed the song in her honor for an event in Sweden. Then, later this spring, they turned in an even more polished take on French radio that still holds up quite beautifully upon repeated listens. But here it is in studio form, culled from the new deluxe edition for their sophomore LP, The Lion’s Roar. Of the many covers sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg have taken to fresh, reverent directions over the years, this version stands tall among the lot — a smart choice to include as a bonus cut for an official release. Give it a spin above, though revisiting the aforementioned renditions remains highly recommended.
First Aid Kit, ‘Dancing Barefoot’
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