Songstress supreme Katie Melua will release her highly anticipated 5th album ‘Secret Symphony‘ on the 14th of November, 2011. According to her website, the album will feature new material as well as covers of some of Katie’s favorite songs. Some of the covers include Bonnie Raitt’s ‘Too Long At The Fair‘, and Ron Sexsmith’s ‘Gold In Them Hills‘.
The latter has been included on the German music compilation series ‘KuschelRock‘, and is featured on their trailer.
Being an ardent Katy fan, I’m super-excited for what she has in store for us, and her rendition of ‘Gold In Them Hills‘ has literally left me speechless, and is easily one of my fave songs by her. It’s pretty much been on loop on my playlist ever since I heard it, and gets me all goose-bumpy every time I play it!
Her rendition retains the flavor and melancholy of the original version by Ron, and she manages to give the song a whole new acoustic dimension especially cuz of her vocals. This is brilliant stuff!
Here’s the original version by Ron with Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
Can’t wait for the official video for Katie’s version, and ‘Secret Symphony‘ is one album that I’m DYING to get my hands on! When it comes to great music, Katie’s always delivered. And this album seems to be on the right track if the above song’s any indication of what lies ahead.