M. Ward - "Sadie" (Joanna Newsom Cover)


For an upcoming Joanna Newsom tribute album (seriously!) titled Versions of Joanna (seriously!), M. Ward, the titular him of She & Him and one Monster of Folk, delivers a sweet, appropriately folky cover of “Sadie,” from Newsom’s Milk-Eyed Mender. Ward replaces Newsom’s cloyingly sweet voice and harp arpeggios with his own dusky, soft croon and gentle acoustic guitar stylings. Newsom is admittedly not for everyone, but Ward’s cover brings out a different, more accessible kind of beauty that will probably appeal to even Newsom’s most passionate haters, not to mention her most obsessive fans. Check it out.