Paul McCartney Praises Mi'kmaq Student's "Blackbird" Cover
Macca performed in Lexington, KY, on Saturday night (June 1), and during the show, he gave Stevens a shoutout and encouraged everyone else to check out her rendition of the song.
"There's an incredible version a Canadian girl's done… see it on YouTube," he said onstage, before performing his original song. "It's in her native language… it's really cool, check it out."
#EmmaStevens gets a shout out by @PaulMcCartney "There's an incredible version done by a Canadian girl, see it on youtube, its in her native language." See her play at the opening of the @unhabitat @UN #UNHabitatAssembly - https://t.co/CqMSgF1VuE #paulmccartney #blackbird pic.twitter.com/WsuQaaczp3— UN-Habitat Youth (@unhabitatyouth) June 2, 2019
Stevens' version was recorded with her music teacher Carter Chiasson and her classmates at Allison Bernard Memorial High School in Eskasoni, NS.
The cover went viral last month, but if you haven't seen it yet, do as McCartney says and "check it out" below.