Lockdown has brought some staggeringly beautiful creations to the fore and A A Williams take on The Pixies classic 'Where Is My Mind' is no different. The accomplished singer song-writer and musician has made a stunning job interpreting a beloved song and will no doubt win over a whole host of new fans.
As part of A A Williams lockdown project entitled 'Songs From Isolation' she covered some of the world's most revered artists including Nick Cave and Radiohead. What is more remarkable is the fact that without exception she brought something new to each track.
The decision to interpret or cover an iconic track brings with it a undoubted risk. Will it be appreciated, will I get it right, will I do it justice, will the people who loved the original even like this version? A A Williams has taken the risk but has left us in no doubt, this is a devastatingly beautiful rendition of a song that is held in such high regard by so many musos.
The stripped back, minimalist arrangement leaves no room for error and nowhere for Williams to hide but that is exactly why it works so well. Williams vocal on 'Where Is My Mind' is mesmerising. She has you, not at hello, but at, "With your feet on the air and your head on the ground".
You can hear the preciseness of Williams vocal through every breathe as the piano plays alongside her. There's an occasional quiver and subtle changes in her delivery but the overall result is something very special indeed.
There are plenty of slowed down ethereal cover versions of well known songs that have been given far too much airtime in recent years, 'Where Is My Mind' can't get enough of it. A A Williams has more than done justice to the original, she's taken it, made it hers and made it fresh again.