Jim James Covers Steve Miller Band’s ‘Seasons’

The cover benefits humanitarian organization New Hope For Families.

By Nate Todd Jul 9, 2021 3:02 pm PDT

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James recorded a cover of Steve Miller Band’s “Seasons.” The track comes as part of Bloomington, Indiana label Secretly Canadian’s 25th anniversary singles collection, dubbed SC25, benefitting Bloomington humanitarian organization and homeless shelter New Hope For Families.

James’ cover of “Seasons” arrived alongside singer-song Madison McFerrin’s a capella rendition of Here We Go Magic’s “Over The Ocean.” James and McFerrin’s covers follow previous SC25 contributions from Beach Fossils, Green-House, NNAMDÏ, Porridge Radio, Skullcrusher and Stella Donnelly.

Steve Miller Band’s “Seasons” appears on the group’s 1969 album, Brave New World, and is one of Secretly Candian co-founder Chris Swanson’s favorite songs. Jim James spoke about the journey to his cover of Steve Miller Band’s “Seasons” in a statement:

Chris Swanson and I started out in the music world around the same time and I have always appreciated his friendship and support. It’s been amazing to watch all of the wonderful music Secretly has helped bring into this world…so when he asked me to cover one of his favorite songs from childhood in honor of Secretly’s big 25th I was excited to do so, and even more excited once I got to know and love the song, which I had never heard before…but is now one of my all time faves too.

Listen to Jim James on “Seasons” below:

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