First Aid Kit are young masters of the art of the cover. They first came to prominence singing Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song,” and over the years the Söderberg sisters have lent their heavenly harmonies to some other classic songs, from Patti Smith’s “Dancing Barefoot” to Fever Ray’s “When I Grow Up.” Now, Joan Baez’s Dylan-kiss-off “Diamonds and Rust” gets the First Aid Kit treatment, with the duo performing the song live in an old Stockholm church.
Also, they show off their songwriting chops in the bittersweet video for “Blue,” off this year’s full-length The Lion’s Roar. The clip shows a faded beauty coming to grips with her age as the Söderbergs bob and weave with their voices. Watch both videos below. [Twenty Four Bit]