Rose Cousins "If You Could Read My Mind" (Gordon Lightfoot cover)

Rose Cousins "If You Could Read My Mind" (Gordon Lightfoot cover)
Having won a Juno with We Have Made a Spark, Rose Cousins is back with a new EP called Stray Birds. Most of the collection's six tracks are covers, and this includes a version of Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind," which you can listen to now on Exclaim.ca.

The self-produced collection was recorded in Boston, and Cousins gives the Lightfoot tune a sweetly delicate run-though on piano. There are some quietly atmospheric guitar textures, but this is mostly a spare rendition that achieves its sense drama through Cousins' dynamic voice.

You can stream the song below, where you'll also find Cousins' upcoming and rather lengthy North American tour schedule.

Stray Birds drops on September 2, and you can pre-order it here.

Stray Birds:

1. If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)
2. Shake (Lori McKenna)
3. Stray Birds
4. What's Love Got to Do With It (Terry Britten & Graham Lyle)
5. Farmer's Wife
6. Tired Eyes (Mark Erelli)

Tour dates:

09/04 Victoria, BC - Royal Theatre *
09/06 Vancouver, BC - Orpheum *
09/08 Edmonton, AB - Jubilee *
09/09 Calgary, AB - Jubilee *
09/11 Saskatoon, SK - TCU Place *
09/12 Regina, SK - Conexus Centre *
09/13 Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall *
09/24 Nashville, TN - Bluebird Cafe 
09/27 Wolfville, NS - Deep Roots Festival
10/02 Lewiston, ME - Bates College
10/04 Troy, NY - House Show
10/05 Tarrytown, NY - Ackerman Hall Christ Church
10/06 New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
10/08 Philadelphia, PA - Tin Angel ^
10/09 Hamden, CT - The Outer Space ^
10/10 Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre ^
10/11 Boston, MA - Club Passim
10/12 North Hampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall ^
10/16 Toronto, ON - Dakota Tavern
10/17 Toronto, ON - Dakota Tavern
10/18 Wakefield, OC - Black Sheep Inn
10/19 Wakefield, OC - Black Sheep Inn
11/01 Truro, NS - Marigold Theatre
11/03 Halifax, NS - The Carleton
11/04 Halifax, NS - The Carleton
11/05 Halifax, NS - The Carleton
11/06 Mount Stewart, PEI - Trailside Cafe
11/07 Mount Stewart, PEI - Trailside Cafe
11/08 Mount Stewart, PEI - Trailside Cafe
11/14 Brownfield, ME - Stone Mountain Arts Centre
12/13 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
12/18 Boston, MA - Club Passim 
12/19 Boston, MA - Club Passim

* with Jann Arden
^ with Anais Mitchell
% with Barra MacNeils