Watch Manchester Orchestra’s moving cover of Neil Young’s ‘Unknown Legend’
American indie rockers Manchester Orchestra shared a touching cover of Neil Young’s “Unknown Legend”, recorded for US broadcaster SiriusXM.
Vocalist Andy Hull and lead guitarist Robert McDowell recently sat down in the studio for an intimate rendition of the song. Their cover has a slower, sadder pace than Young’s original, with Hull gently strumming his acoustic guitar while McDowell provides backup keys and vocals. Check it out below.
The band also covered the song previously on their 2010 tour, although no official version has ever been released.
The Manchester Orchestra released their latest album “The Million Masks of God” last Friday (April 30), marking their sixth album. They announced the record in February of this year, with the singles “Keel Timing”, “Bed Head” and “Telepath”.
NME gave the album four stars in a review, claiming the group to be “the most assured.”
“Manchester Orchestra has always been a suitable band for a Greatest Hits album, bringing together the best moments from their somewhat disparate catalog to get a better picture of what they can do as a band,” the report reads. review.
“With ‘The Million Masks Of God’ they wrote something that feels like one – a record that cuts through every nook and cranny of their sound, from muscular rock songs to string-assisted grandeur and acoustic bliss, further strengthening their place. as under a group appreciated to cherish.
Earlier this year, Hull appeared alongside Paris Jackson in the music video for their collaborative single “Eyelids”. The track was taken from her 2020 album “ Wilted, ” which Hull produced and co-wrote with the young singer.
Talk to Billboard Of his admiration for Hull and his music, Jackson said: “Manchester Orchestra was the soundtrack of the most vital period of my life in terms of grieving and becoming what I am today. “.