Kurt Vile has announced he has a new EP on the way. ‘Speed, Sound, Lonely KV’ is due out 10/2 and was recorded over a span of four years at The Butcher Shoppe studio in Nashville. The record has five songs — covers of John Prine and “Cowboy” Jack Clement as well as two originals. The Philly native recorded the record with the help of some local heavyweights like Bobby Wood and Dan Auerbach. (preorder HERE)
The first track to be released is probably the most incredible though - and what KV has called "Probably the single most special musical moment in my life” – a duet with the late John Prine on the songwriter’s well-loved tune, “How Lucky.”
Kurt noted in a personal statement:
“The truth is John was my hero for a long time when he came into The Butcher Shoppe to recut one of his deepest classics with me. And, man, I was floating and flying and I couldn't hear anything he told me while he was there till after he was gone for the night,”
A couple nights later we were playing ‘How Lucky’ together again; this time onstage at the Grand Ole Opry on New Year's Eve at the turn of 2020. Nothing like seeing John and his band of musical brothers and family and friends playing into the new decade in front of an adoring audience on that stage in Nashville, TN... and, yup, that's just how lucky we all got that night."
Get your tissues and give the track a listen:
Kurt Vile - "How Lucky" with John Prine