. : : January 9th, 2015 : : .
Hey, remember about a month ago when I said I only had one more Nicole Atkins recording to share?
I was happily mistaken!
I also captured her performance on Late Show with David Letterman in January of 2015. At this point, Letterman was only four-months from retirement, but still brought the excitement and enthusiasm for his musical guests like it was his first week on the job.
Nicole and co. perform a version of Neptune City‘s War Torn that trades the lush keyboards of the recorded version for dreamy, reverb-drenched guitars that ultimately delves into a crunchy, distorted punch-in-the-face climax.
As Dave himself says, speaking of her performance, “If you’re not going to do this, don’t bother doing it. You get what I’m saying? That was fantastic!”
Not quite as meme-worthy as “Are those your drums?”, I’ll admit — but still a quality recommendation from a bonafide taste-maker and unabashed music lover.
I’ll leave it at that with all the usual links below.