British rapper slowthai covered Elliott Smith’s song “Needle in the Hay” for an Apple Music home session, as Stereogum emphasizes. The original title appeared on Smith’s self-titled LP in 1995. Listen to Slowthai’s recording of the track as well as the rapper performing his own song “adhd” below.
“The lyrics to both tracks mean a lot to me,” Slowthai told Apple Music. “‘Adhd’ because I feel like it’s turned inward and ‘Needle in the Hay’ because that song got me through many bad days.”
slowthai released their newest studio album TYRON earlier this month.
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