The Amazon TV show The Man In The High Castle imagines an alternate reality in which Nazis controlled postwar America — something that suddenly doesn’t seem so far-fetched. In creating a sort of companion album to the show, Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen have brought in a bunch of heavy hitters to cover the pop standards of the postwar era. We’ve already posted Sharon Van Etten’s version of Skeeter Davis’ “The End Of The World,” and the album also features people like Beck, the Shins, and Karen O.
Old soul Angel Olsen is also among the participants. She’s covered “Who’s Sorry Now,” a song first made famous by Isham Jones in 1923. Olsen is specifically covering the Connie Francis version, a hit in 1958, and Olsen’s crackly take on it somehow sounds older than the original. Olsen uses the song to prove that she has a voice that could’ve made her a pop star way back then, something that won’t be a surprise to anyone who’s loved Olsen’s records. Check out her take on “Who’s Sorry Now” below, via NPR.
Resistance Radio is out 4/7 on 30th Century.