Jim James and Madison McFerrin have joined in on beloved Bloomington, IN indie label Secretly Canadian‘s 25th anniversary celebration with a pair of commemorative covers of Steve Miller Band and Here We Go Magic, respectively.
The two singles comes as the seventh and eighth installments in the SC25 Singles collection, a series of 25 singles, collaborations, and philanthropic productions created in honor of the label’s quarter-century milestone.
Steve Miller Band’s “Seasons” has been a particularly formative song for Secretly Canadian Co-Founder Chris Swanson.
As the My Morning Jacket frontman explains in a press statement, “Chris Swanson and I started out in the music world around the same time and I have always appreciated his friendship and support. It’s been amazing to watch all of the wonderful music Secretly has helped bring into this world…so when he asked me to cover one of his favorite songs from childhood in honor of Secretly’s big 25th I was excited to do so, and even more excited once I got to know and love the song, which I had never heard before…but is now one of my all time faves too.”
Hear Jim James cover “Seasons” on the platform of your choice here or listen below via Spotify.
Jim James – “Seasons” (Steve Miller Band)
On her s cappella rendition of “Over The Ocean,” originally written by longtime Secretly Canadian band Here We Go Magic, Madison McFerrin adds, “When covering ‘Over The Ocean’, I wanted to capture the haunting ease of ocean waves. I’m a water sign and feel very much at ease in the ocean. I hope everyone hears the closeness of that comfort, while simultaneously feeling the expansiveness of the deep blue. I’m incredibly grateful to contribute to such a wonderful cause through this song.”
Hear Madison McFerrin cover “Over The Ocean” on the platform of your choice here or listen below via Spotify.
Madison McFerrin – “Over The Ocean” (Here We Go Magic)
In tandem with SC25 Singles and the new Secretly Frequencies bi-weekly playlist, Secretly Canadian recently announced its second set of SC25 Editions, a reissued series of 12 classic albums that have defined and redefined the label’s history, ever since it first launched in a Bloomington basement in 1996.
Arriving in groups of four titles throughout 2021, the next batch of SC25 Editions includes ANOHNI‘s HOPELESSNESS, Damien Jurado‘s Where Shall You Take Me?, Here We Go Magic’s A Different Ship, and Richard Swift‘s Dressed Up For the Letdown, out September 3rd as limited edition, specially packaged new LPs. Each record is pressed on colored vinyl and accompanied by commemorative essays, art prints and more, with all net proceeds benefiting New Hope For Families, the only place in Bloomington where families with children can find shelter together, inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities (unlike most shelters in the country).
For more information on the various Secretly Canadian 25th anniversary plans, head here.