Paul Shaffer & Jenny Lewis – “Sorrow” (The McCoys Cover)
Paul Shaffer, the longtime David Letterman bandleader, is getting ready to put out a new album with his band, which he’s seriously calling the World’s Most Dangerous Band. The LP features collaborations with a truly bizarre array of guests: Bill Murray, Shaggy, Darius Rucker. And as Pitchfork points out, Jenny Lewis also stops by to sing on a sort of David Bowie tribute. With the band, Lewis covers “Sorrow,” a 1965 Merseybeat hit for the McCoys that Bowie covered on his 1973 album Pin Ups. Lewis and Shaffer’s version is slick but also ruminative and pretty, and it has Lewis really stretching out her voice, which is always something you want to hear. You can use Spotify to hear it below.
The self-titled album from Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band is out 3/17 on Sire.