Country singer Jason Hawk Harris is hot on the heels of his debut album Love & the Dark, which, as we wrote in August, does a fine job of covering both those topics. On Halloween, Harris stopped by the Atlanta studio to play two songs from the record—including his excellent single “The Smoke and the Stars,” a dusty love song in the vein of Jason Isbell’s Southeastern.
But before he could make like a ghost and fly out the door, Hawk treated us to a lovely cover of another “dark” song, and a fitting one at that for the day’s spooky themes: “Killer,” a beautiful—if incredibly morbid—song from singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers’ debut LP Stranger in the Alps, which arrived in 2017. Harris’ version is simple, but just as chilling as Bridgers’.
Watch Jason Hawk Harris’ Paste Studio session below, and/or cut to 13:20 to watch his cover of “Killer,” aka his stated favorite song from Stranger in the Alps. Keep scrolling to watch Bridgers herself perform the song in 2016 at Daytrotter.
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