Listen To Courtney Barnett Cover The Velvet Underground’s ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’

Barnett's version of "I'll Be Your Mirror" came with a lyric video.

By Nate Todd Aug 27, 2021 10:15 am PDT

Courtney Barnett covered The Velvet Underground’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror.” The singer-songwriter’s version of the tune is the latest from the forthcoming album I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico, due out on September September 24 via Verve Records, featuring a track by track recreation of the legendary band’s 1967 debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico.

The tribute record — executive produced by friend of Lou Reed, the late Hal Willner — features an impressive cast of artists including ​​Michael Stipe, Andrew Bird, Lucius, St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett, Thurston Moore, Bobby Gillespie, King Princess, Fontaines D.C. and Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney. Previously previewed by Kurt Vile & The Violators on “Run Run Run” and The National’s Matt Berninger on “I'm Waiting For The Man,” Barnett’s version of “I’ll Be Your Mirror” serves as the album’s third single.

“I love them… [The Velvet Underground & Nico]. When I listen to ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ and read the lyrics, I realise it’s a perfect song,” Barnett said in a press release. “I can relate to every inch of it. I just felt like I could get inside the world of this song.”

Check out those lyrics in a lyric video for Courtney Barnett’s cover of “I’ll Be Your Mirror” below:

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