Vagabon & Courtney Barnett Share ‘Reason To Believe’ Cover

By Nate Todd Jan 7, 2021 9:33 am PST

Courtney Barnett joined Vagabon, the stage name of singer-songwriter Lætitia Tamko, for a cover of “Reason To Believe.” Originally written by Tim Hardin in 1965, Kim Dalton recorded a rendtion of the song in 1966.

Dalton’s version of “Reason To Believe” inspired Tamko to record the song. Lætitia spoke about the cover, working with Barnett and more in a statement. Read her words below:

I recently discovered the Karen Dalton version of “Reason To Believe” for the first time. I became obsessed and so a few days after discovering it, I was encouraged to record a cover of it in my garage. The decision to have Courtney sing it with me came after we performed it together live at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles on Valentine’s Day 2020, a month before lockdown. It was fresh in our brains then so not long after the show, CB came over and we recorded her parts. Oliver Hill plays slide guitar on it.

“I’m a huge fan of Vagabon and Karen Dalton so this was a dream,” Barnett added. “They both have a voice that absolutely knocks the wind out of me. I really admire Laetitia and am constantly inspired by her songwriting, production, and our sporadic FaceTime chats.”

Vagabon and Courtney Barnett’s “Reason To Believe” arrived with an accompanying music video. Watch it below:

Vagabon has a livestream concert on the books set for Friday, January 29. Head here for more info.

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