English folk singer Beth Orton has been pretty quiet since the release of her 2012 album Sugaring Season, but she’s contributed to an upcoming Amazon holiday compilation called All Is Bright. Her contribution comes in the form of a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River” from her classic Blue album. (She’s played the song before in the past) “It is a song I’ve grieved to, cried along with sung at the top of my voice too because it feels so good to do so,” she told WSJ. “And one I have felt less alone because of. It is also an example of what a perfect song is and can do. The melody is completely at one with the feeling of the words. It is a beautiful story told exactly.” Listen below.
Amazon’s All Is Bright compilation is expected out in late November.