Valerie June Covers Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing’
Valerie June has shared a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s classic “Little Wing.” The Brooklyn via Memphis singer-songwriter has put her indelible stamp on the track by flipping the script on the song.
June shared the following about her take on the Axis: Bold as Love cut:
“‘Little Wing’ is one of my favorite Hendrix songs. After reading Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ book, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, I started to imagine ‘Little Wing’ from the perspective of the woman he describes in the song. The feminine nature she embodies of a wild and free spirit who tirelessly shares her magic with the world made me think of the gifts my mother, grandmother, sisters, aunts, and other ladies throughout history have given to me, and how fortunate we all are to have strong women inspiring us daily. She is truly ethereal. She is magical. She is a wild woman.”
Listen to June’s version of “Little Wing” below:
Yesterday, JamBase premiered a video of “Astral Plane” from Valerie’s set at the 2018 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.