Last year, the young Tennessee singer-songwriter Julien Baker ripped our collective heart out with Sprained Ankle, her debut album. She’s been touring hard behind it, and during a recent tour stop in Brussels, she played a solo cover of Jawbreaker’s “Accident Prone.” That song originally appeared on 1995’s Dear You, Jawbreaker’s one and only major-label album, the album that tore the band apart. Baker’s take on the song is radically different; it’s a spare solo piano ballad. But as with her cover of Elliott Smith’s “Ballad Of Big Nothing,” she gets at the vulnerability at the song’s heart while changing its music up completely. Watch the video below, via Substream.
Sprained Ankle is out now on 6131 Records.