Published Jan 16, 2014In recent years, Ben Harper has shied away from the nouveau-folk stylings of his past, choosing to focus his efforts on guitar-based blues rock and filthy solos. But for the 2014 edition of Starbucks' now annual Valentine's Day Compilation, Sweetheart, the singer-songwriter decided to take a softer approach, producing a piano-based cover of Mazzy Star's 1994 single "Fade Into You."
Taking its cues from the acoustic guitar/piano driven original, Harper perfectly evokes the candid crooning of singer Hope Sandoval, delivering a fluttery rendition with sparkling keys and emotional vocals.
Check out "Fade Into You" in the player below.
Starbucks' new Sweetheart compilation arrives just in time for your next makeout session on February 4 through Hear Music/Concord Music Group.