Interview: Rosie Carney on how recording a cover of The Bends helped her through lockdown
The singer-songwriter escaped from the lockdown in London to Donegal where, initially flattened by the enormity of the pandemic, she found a creative release in reinterpreting Radiohead’s influential album The Bends
Just as the first nationwide lockdown commenced last March, a relatively unfamiliar 20-something Anglo-Irish singer-songwriter abandoned the sessions for her second record. She decided instead to cover in its entirety one of the best known, critically acclaimed and influential albums of the past 30 years – The Bends by Radiohead.
Fearless? Foolish? Or the most realistic thing to do when life’s rug is sharply pulled from under your feet?
“Recording my second album went...
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