Canvasback Artists Alt-J, Grouplove, Jealous Of The Birds & More Join Forces For "Shelter From The Storm" Cover
Canvasback Music labelmates alt-J, Grouplove, Jealous Of The Birds, Michelle, Briston Maroney and Benjamin Scheuer have joined forces for a cover of GRAMMY Hall-of-Famer Bob Dylan’s "Shelter From The Storm" in support of coronavirus relief.
The uplifting cover sees each artist playing out recorded performances from their homes around the world, aiming to offer solidarity for affected musicians, crews and fans throughout this unprecedented time. With the song, the collective hopes to "inspire hope within fans around the world," as well as encourage widespread support of initiatives for artists and music communities through MusiCares and Help Musicians UK COVID-19 relief efforts.
You can check out the full track below:
In a statement regarding the collaboration, alt-J said, "We are really happy to be involved in this project. It's lovely to get to play music with musicians on the same label as us… It was a new challenge recording this at home separately, even separately from each other, but we think the result is lovely and we hope that it brings a smile to people's faces at this tricky time."
Grouplove followed up the comments saying, "When Canvasback came to us with the idea to collaborate on a more well-known Dylan song with our labelmates we were so down. It’s always satisfying to go outside of your comfort zone and try something new, especially during these trying times."
For more information on how you can directly support affected artists and music employees during the coronavirus pandemic, visit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund here. For a limited time, Spotify is matching 100% of donations to the cause.
You can also learn more about Musicians UK and their efforts to assist musicians and tour crews by visiting their site.