Sharon Van Etten – “The End Of The World” (Skeeter Davis Cover)

Sharon Van Etten is about to become a mom any day now, but she hasn’t let that stop her from recording new music. The people behind the Amazon TV show The Man In The High Castle, which imagines the way America might look after the Nazis had won World War II, have employed Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine, Yellowbirds) to produce an album called Resistance Radio, in which today’s artists reimagine the pop standards of the postwar era. The album has tracks from people like Beck, Angel Olsen, Karen O, the Shins, Kelis, Norah Jones, Kevin Morby, and MGMT frontman Andrew VanWyngarden. And it opens with Van Etten’s lovely and plangent take on “The End Of The World,” an orchestral country-pop song that Skeeter Davis made famous in 1962. Check out the song and the Resistance Radio tracklist, via NPR.

01 Sharon Van Etten – “The End of the World” โ€“ Sharon Van Etten
02 Andrew VanWyngarden – “Nature Boy”
03 Beck – “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
04 Benjamin Booker – “Spoonful”
05 Sam Cohen – “The House of the Rising Sun”
06 The Shins – “A Taste of Honey”
07 Angel Olsen – “Who’s Sorry Now”
08 Waterstrider – “Speaking of Happiness”
09 Michael Kiwanuka – “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child”
10 Grandaddy – “Love Hurts”
11 Big Search – “Lonely Mound of Clay”
12 Kevin Morby – “I Only Have Eyes For You”
13 Kelis – “Who’s Lovin’ You”
14 Norah Jones – “Unchained Melody”
15 Curtis Harding – “Lead Me On”
16 Maybird – “All Alone Am I”
17 Karen O – “Living In A Trance”
18 Sam Cohen – “Get Happy”

Resistance Radio is out 4/7 on 30th Century. Also, this isn’t Van Etten’s first experience with streaming-service prestige TV; she was pretty great in a fairly big role on Netflix’s The OA.