The Blind Boys Of Alabama – “Every Grain Of Sand” (Feat. Justin Vernon) (Bob Dylan Cover)
Now that Bon Iver is on a between-albums break, Justin Vernon has a bunch of projects going. And one of them is pretty fascinating: He’s produced all of I’ll Find A Way, the new album from the gospel institution Blind Boyd Of Alabama, at his April Base Studio in Wisconsin. Vernon helped pick the songs they’d record on the album, he invited many of his indie rock allies to help out, and he sang on one song, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Every Grain Of Sand.” You can hear the Vernon influence all over that version of the track, in the ethereal arrangement and in the harmonies; he sounds pretty great alongside the craggy and weathered Blind Boys’ voices. Listen to the track below.
I’ll Find A Way is out 10/1 on Sony Masterworks.