Last year, Willie Nelson covered Coldplay’s “The Scientist” for a Chipotle ad campaign. This year, Willie one-ups that unlikely cover with an even more unlikely one: A version of “Just Breathe,” an acoustic deep cut from Pearl Jam’s 2009 album Backspacer. The cover, which appears on Nelson’s upcoming album Heroes, doesn’t deviate from the original too much, but it still sounds very much like a Willie Nelson song. Listen to it at Rolling Stone.
Heroes is out 5/15 on Sony Legacy. One track features Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, and Snoop Dogg, and I kind of can’t wait to hear it.