Lera Lynn’s song “Bobby Baby” won the 2011 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest hosted by Merlefest Festival in Wilkesboro, N.C., which afforded her the privilege of performing between headlining sets. But before leaving for the festival, she and bandmate Ben Lewis recorded a banjo-driven cover of TV On The Radio’s “Wolf Like Me.” While learning the song, Lera Lynn heard that TV On The Radio’s bassist Gerard Smith passed away from a battle with lung cancer. They have since offered “Wolf Like Me” as a tribute to the musician.
Lynn is a Houston-born, Atlanta, Ga.-based singer-songwriter who released her debut Have You Met Lera Lynn? in March.
“Like many songwriters, most of my songs come from turbulence in my life, be it with a lover or with family or with myself as an artist, or my job,” said Lynn on her site. “This record is about my rebelliousness in love, hard-headedness, distrust. It’s also about being confused about where I’m going and not always getting what I want out of my creative self.”
Check out “Wolf Like Me” below.
LERA LYNN // WOLF LIKE ME from SLOW RECORDS STUDIOS on Vimeo.