July Talk's Cover of Alanis Morissette's "Hand in My Pocket" for JUNO Sessions Is Fine, Fine, Fine

"I think it broke open the world for so many young people"

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Mar 14, 2024

Following TOBi's take on Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi," July Talk are the latest to cover a Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee for CBC Music's JUNO Sessions. The band's Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis have tried their hand at a wisdom-filled hit by newly announced Pitchfork Music Festival headliner Alanis Morissette, "Hand in My Pocket."

"When we were asked to do this, I was like, 'Hell no,'" Dreimanis admitted. "There's no way we could make something cool out of a song that so well-known and people have their own relationships with it."

Fay added, "For those of us who were lucky enough to hear Alanis for the first time when we were super young and impressionable, to just have an example of a young woman who is just like, taking all the power back — like, at a time when you don't really realize that's not the way the world works — and I think it broke open the world for so many young people."

The duo take a similar approach to TOBi's Mitchell cover, delivering a stripped-back, piano-driven rendition of the anthem that poignantly pays homage to its profound impact. Check it out below.


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