Lake Street Dive Releases “Nick of Time” Performance Video
In May 2012, a band of largely unknown New England musicians stood on a street corner in Boston, Massachusetts, performing a brilliantly syncopated and imaginative cover of the Jackson 5 classic “I Want You Back.” It went viral.
Now, a decade later, to celebrate their recently announced new cover EP, Fun Machine: The Sequel, Lake Street Dive have returned to the same location for another enchanting live performance video, a sublime take on the new EP’s first single. , Bonnie Raitt’s classic “Nick of Time”.
In a collective statement, Lake Street Dive said:
“10 years ago we set up our instruments on a street corner in Boston and played one of our favorite covers in front of a microphone, with our buddy @10xgreg behind the camera. Very unexpectedly, this performance simple and no frills of the way we make music together ended up resonating with millions of people around the world and completely changing our lives!!!To celebrate this 10th anniversary, we decided to return to the same corner hit the streets and play another of our favorite covers, “Nick of Time” by the one and only Bonnie Raitt! Simple, no frills, straight from the heart! Hope you enjoy!!!”
For Lake Street Dive, singer Rachael Price; bassist/vocalist Bridget Kearney; drummer/vocalist, Mike Calabrese and keyboardist/vocalist, Akie Bermiss, the prospect of covering some of their favorite songs in the studio isn’t just an exercise in breathless worship.
It’s an opportunity for artful reinvention, a way to recognize their inspirations while advancing their own musical foundation, all in the hopes of inspiring a new generation of fans along the way. On Fun Machine: The Sequel, that’s exactly what they do – spin these carefully chosen, beloved songs to new places in their own, entirely original way.
Produced by Robin MacMillan and recorded at Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn and Lucy’s Meat Market in Los Angeles (with contributions from touring guitarist/vocalist James Cornelison), Fun Machine: The Sequel is the band’s second set of distinctive covers.
While 2012’s Fun Machine paid homage to their classic R&B, neo-soul and jazz roots, Fun Machine: The Sequel expands the opening a bit further, with selections ranging from R&B and pop favorites like Dionne Warwick (Burt Bacharach/ Hal David wrote) classic “Anyone Who Had A Heart” and funky “Automatic” by the Pointer Sisters, to the works of introspective singer-songwriters such as the magnificent “Linger” by The Cranberries, the classic “So Far Away” by Carole King, Shania Twain’s reborn pop. the era-defining country anthem “You’re Still The One” and Bonnie Raitt’s “Nick Of Time.”
With tens of millions of streams, an acclaimed discography including seven acclaimed studio albums, two EPs, a slew of highly acclaimed singles and an enduring global fan base under their belt, the genre band have become a dynamic and exhilarating force of popular music. . And on Fun Machine: The Sequel, it’s Lake Street Dive’s signature combination of pristine musicianship, exceptional, inventive chop, and a sense of free-wheeling fun that leads the way.
Watch the new performance video here: