FFS first became aware of Swedish siblings First Aid Kit thanks to the YouTube video of their beautiful cover of Fleet Foxes’ ‘Tiger Mountain Peasant Song’, which has been seen over half a million times. Following its success, Johanna and Klara have decided to recording a series of covers suggested to them by their Twitter followers.
Fans can message the sisters at @faksessions to suggest songs to cover and locations to film them in. FAK will be touring around Europe this summer.
The first session – A cover of Universal Soldier by Buffy Sainte-Marie is now up on their website.
Klara said: “This song was written in the early sixties by Buffy Sainte-Marie, it’s about individual responsibility for war. We wanted to sing this song because, unfortunately, it still is so true today and will probably be so for years to come. We changed the lyrics a bit to make it more relevant to today’s society.”
Words: Lynn Roberts