A.A. Williams covers The Pixies
With her new album of cover versions Songs From Isolation due out 12th February via Bella Union, A.A. Williams has today shared another new track from the LP. “Where Is My Mind?” is a starkly beautiful piano and vocal reimagining of The Pixies classic from 1988. Of the track Williams says: “I was so glad when a fan suggested Where Is My Mind? for Songs From Isolation – it was a pleasure to work on a song that is so well-known and well-loved. To create an arrangement that was true to the original and also presented it in a new light was challenging. To ensure that the much-beloved melodies were treated with due care I kept things pretty sparse, with simple, rhythmic piano underpinning the legendary topline.”
The Songs From Isolation project began at the beginning of the UK’s nationwide lockdown in March. A.A. Williams took songs suggested by fans and created a series of videos presenting the tracks with stripped-down instrumentation, recorded and filmed from her home in North London. The album represents a continuation of the project into a full collection of recordings and features cover versions of The Cure, Pixies, Deftones, Nick Cave, Gordon Lightfoot, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails and more. Williams has previously shared cover versions of Deftones’ ‘Be Quiet And Drive’, ‘Lovesong’ by The Cure and ‘Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans’ by The Smashing Pumpkins from the album.
A.A. Williams will head out on tour in 2021. See here for full dates.