Sixpence None the Richer Covers Classic on New Project
- Laura MacCorkle Senior Editor, Fun Channel
- 2002 9 Sep
Just before their highly anticipated Divine Discontent project releases on October 29 on Reprise Records, Sixpence None the Richer has recorded one more track for inclusion--the Crowded House classic "Don't Dream It's Over".
"My first introduction to the inimitable and brilliant songwriting of Neil Finn was hearing "Don't Dream It's Over" on the radio in my early teens, and I became an instant Crowded House fan," shares band leader Matt Slocum. Lead singer Leigh Nash adds " I have been inspired by the beauty and simplicity of Neil Finn's voice for a long time. Recording "Don't Dream It's Over" was a pleasure for me, and I hope we've done the song justice."
Produced by Paul Fox (XTC, 10,000 Maniacs, Sugarcubes), Divine Discontent's first radio single and video, "Breathe Your Name", will be available in stores on October 1. The unreleased non-album track "Northern Lights" is featured as the b-side.
Sixpence None the Richer also recently joined U2's Bono in supporting DATA, an organization to help advocate debt relief and raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Sixpence will be the first recording artists to include a paragraph about DATA with sponsorship information in their Divine Discontent liner notes. For more information on DATA, visit www.datadata.org and www.jubileeusa.org.