Feist, Philip Selway, Liz Phair Contribute to Nick Drake Covers Album

Listen to Fontaines D.C.'s rendition of "Cello Song" now

BY Sydney BrasilPublished Mar 1, 2023

Chrysalis Records has unveiled a lengthy Nick Drake cover album. Featuring 23 reimaginings of the late folk singer's tracks, The Endless Coloured Ways —The Songs of Nick Drake is due to arrive July 7. 

Unfolding across four sections divided by seasons, the covers album features contributions from 32 artists, including Feist, Fontaines D.C., Liz Phair, Let's Eat Grandma, Philip Selway, Bombay Bicycle Club, Emeli Sandé and many more. Fontaines D.C.'s offering — an upbeat rock reworking of "Cello Song" — is out now.

The album is the brainchild of Cally Callomon, manager of Nick Drake estate, and Jeremy Lascelles, co-founder of Blue Raincoat Music and CEO of Chrysalis Records. "Cally and I embarked on this venture with one simple brief to each of the artists — that they ignore the original recording of Nick's, and reinvent the song in their own unique style," Lascelles explained in a press release.

Pre-orders for the album in 2CD and 2LP formats are available now on the Chrysalis Records website.

Check out Fontaines D.C.'s cover of "Cello Song" and the full tracklisting for The Endless Coloured Ways — The Songs of Nick Drake below. 

The Endless Coloured Ways – The Songs of Nick Drake:

Season 1:
1. The Wandering Hearts - Voice from a Mountain (prelude.
2. Fontaines DC - Cello Song
3. Camille - Hazey Jane II
4. Mike Lindsay feat. Guy Garvey - Saturday Sun
5. Bombay Bicycle Club and the Staves - Road
6. Let's Eat Grandma - From the Morning
7. David Gray - Place to Be
Season 2:
8. John Parish and Aldous Harding - Three Hours
9. Stick in the Wheel - Parasite
10. Ben Harper - Time Has Told Me
11. Emeli Sandé - One of These Things First
12. Karine Polwart and Kris Drever - Northern Sky
13. Craig Armstrong feat. Self Esteem - Black Eyed Dog
Season 3:
1. Bombay Bicycle Club and the Staves - Road (reprise)
2. Nadia Reid - Poor Boy
3. Christian Lee Hutson feat. Elanor Moss - Which Will
4. Skullcrusher and Gia Margaret - Harvest Breed
5. Katherine Priddy - I Think They're Leaving Me Behind
6. AURORA - Pink Moon
7. Joe Henry and Meshell Ndegeocello - Time of No Reply
Season 4:
8. Feist - River Man
9. Liz Phair - Free Ride
10. Philip Selway - Fly
11. John Grant - Day Is Done
12. The Wandering Hearts - Voice from a Mountain

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