Nashville-based Daniel Daniel, who released his debut album The Lonesome Hollow on May 4th, is back with “If I Needed You,” a reimagined version of Townes Van Zandt’s 70’s era tune.
“Townes Van Zandt is one of my favorite songwriters and when I got the itch to try and cover one of his songs, I knew I wanted it to be ‘If I Needed You,'” he explains. “One of the reasons I love this song so much is that it is a fine display of Townes’ ability to express differing emotions. This is a love song but there is a certain sadness to it which has always drawn me in. I wanted to extract more of the beautiful melancholy in the song with my version of it. We tracked this song live in East Nashville not far from where Townes penned it.”
With his warmly tender vocal style and unfussy production awash in acoustic guitar and yearning pedal steel, Daniel Daniel offers a fresh take on an old classic. Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents “If I Needed You” by Daniel Daniel: