First Aid Kit is reminiscing on what life was like as a touring band pre-pandemic in the video for their excellent cover of Willie Nelson song ‘On The Road Again’.
The Söderbergtook sisters first recorded the cover seven years ago but felt now was a more appropriate time than ever to release the track in aid of Crew Nation, an organisation who are helping crew members who have found their incomes disappear as live music becomes a distant memory.
“We’re excited to release our version of ‘On The Road Again’ by Willie Nelson,” the band said in a statement. “We recorded this cover a couple of years ago and recently found it while digging through the archives. The song is a country classic, it feels like we’ve known it forever. Because of the situation with COVID, sadly, the theme of the song has never felt more relevant than it does today.”
Adding: “We made a video for the song using cellphone footage from our tours throughout the years. Going through all those videos made us emotional. It made us realise how much we appreciate being able to roam freely around the world. How much we love the feeling of playing live for people, in the flesh. How much we miss our incredible band and crew.
“Crew Nation is extremely grateful to Johanna and Klara for finding a way to support the members of the crew who have been forced off the road and out of work,” said Nurit Smith, Executive Director, Music Forward Foundation. “These music crews spend their lives touring with artists, so it’s wonderful to have a special tribute to those unseen magical moments with this song and video.”
Purchase the track here to help crew members who are the lifeblood of live music through these torturous times.