Allison Russell's cover series has already found the Birds of Chicago/ Our Native Daughters singer/songwriter posting a French-language take on Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" and her moving version of Sade's "By Your Side."
In her latest homage, the Montreal-bred Nashville native finds a way to make Billie Eilish's already spooky "Everything I Wanted" even more haunting. Like the Mac cover, Russell sings "Wanted" in both French and English, layering ghost echo drums and chilly keyboards behind her haunted, multi-tracked bilingual vocals.
In a note about the Eilish track, Russell paid homage to both the original and the artist who created the dripping-paint cover of the "Wanted" single. "Niki Smith Frazier -- whose art elevates these covers -- is one of my dearest friends, and my chosen sister," wrote Russell in a statement. "Niki loves pop music and has been my guide and teacher on many a late-night wine sipping, YouTube deep diving session after the kids were in bed. She is the one who first introduced me to the music of Billie Eilish. Her daughters, Ezra and Vai, my daughter, Ida, my niece, Ellie and I can all agree on two things -- that Billie Eilish and Lizzo SLAY."