St. Vincent shares a candid cover of Led Zeppelin’s Dancing Days

The Instagram video sees the musician perform a dialled-back version of the tune.

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St. Vincent took to Instagram to share a brief and candid cover of Led Zeppelin’s Dancing Days, a song off the band’s 1973 album, Houses Of The Holy. Take a listen below.

Accompanying the video was a description from the artist which read, “The moderately-played, half-remembered, partial-cover of Led Zeppelin’s Dancing Days that the world has been clamouring for FOR YEARS at long last.”

This isn’t the first time that St. Vincent has shown her wide vocabulary of guitar-centric influences. In a 2018 appearance on BBC Radio 6’s Life In 6 Riffs, she ran through riffs from Jimi Hendrix’s Manic Depression and Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog. While in 2011, she covered Bad Penny and Kerosene from seminal noise rockers Big Black at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Michael Azerrad’s book, Our Band Could Be Your Life.

In isolation, many musicians are taking the chance to record some stripped-back covers – Blossoms recorded a cover of the Beatles’ Paperback Writer from quarantine, cutting together parts recorded in their respective homes. Similarly, the Parlophone roster came together to cover Bob Dylan, recording a version of the (appropriately chosen) song Shelter From The Storm.

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