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Amenra Release Video For Cover Of Townes Van Zandt’s “Black Crow Blues”


Fearsome Belgian post-metal outfit Amenra have released a video for their cover of Townes Van Zandt‘s “Black Crow Blues“. That rendition is one of a trio of covers that Amenra contributed to the “Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol. III” tribute compilation, which saw a release earlier this year. Cave In and Marissa Nadler also contributed covers to that effort as well.

Amenra guitarist Lennart Bossu commented of this particular song:

“‘Black Crow Blues‘ was one of the first Townes Van Zandt songs that we ever heard, and it made us want to further explore his work. Our guitarist Mathieu shot the video, and our good friend Gilles Demolder recorded the audio, so we really kept things in the family for this one. We did no more than a couple of takes and then chose the one that came the closest to expressing the beautiful sadness of the original.”

Vocalist Colin V. van Eeckhout added:

“First time I heard the song I knew it would need to be played at my funeral. Some songs just hit home.”

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

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