Youth Lagoon - "Goodbye Again" (John Denver Cover)


It’s indicative of Youth Lagoon mastermind Trevor Powers’ unique approach to his chillwavey dream pop that when offered the chance to perform a cover song on Sirius Radio’s XMU, he did not choose Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.”

Breaking the trend of burgeoning artists delivering their own takes on Isaak’s classic, Powers brought his tender vocals and emotive piano chords to a tear-jerking, sincere cover of John Denver’s “Goodbye Again.” All the layers of sun-headache reverb scuzz that buried his vocals and instrumental work on The Year of Hibernation are dramatically lessened in the live setting, giving Powers’ passionate voice and deftly interwoven piano and guitar to shine through.