Sheryl Crow Enlists Jason Isbell for Cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Everything is Broken’ [LISTEN]
Sheryl Crow and Jason Isbell put a new spin on Bob Dylan's 1989 choogler, "Everything is Broken." The all-star pair re-imagine the song as a duet, trading lines back and forth over blistering guitarwork and a bluesy, driving beat. Press play above to listen.
The song tells a straightforward message of dysfunction, hopelessness and devastation. "Broken bottles, broken plates / Broken switches, broken gates / Broken dishes, broken parts / Streets are filled with broken hearts / Broken words never meant to be spoken / Everything is broken," the chorus' message states.
"Everything is Broken" is the eighth track on Crow's forthcoming new album, Threads, which is due out on Aug. 30. The singer previously shared "Redemption Day," another song off that project, which she recorded as a duet with the late Johnny Cash. Both Cash and Crow had previously recorded that track; She first cut "Redemption Day" in 1996, while the country legend recorded in 2003, shortly before his death. The version of the song that will appear on Crow's new record pairs their two vocal lines together.
Following the lead of its two released songs thus far, Threads is an album full of duets and team-ups. Featuring Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Margo Price and a host of others, the project spotlights contributors across genres and generations. Prior to the project's official announcement, Scott Borchetta described the album Crow had in store as "a one-listen masterpiece that spans her entire career."
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