First Aid Kit have shared a cover of Willie Nelson’s classic “On The Road Again” today, accompanied by a homemade tour video. The track, is the band’s first release since 2018’s Ruins LP and Tender Offerings EP, “On The Road Again” is a previously unreleased cover that First Aid Kit made 7+ years ago. Proceeds will be donated to Crew Nation in support of the global touring community until everyone can, in fact, be on the road again. The video, culled from the band’s tour footage and edited entirely by Johanna prior to giving birth to her daughter a few weeks ago.
First Aid Kit on the release of “On The Road Again”:
We’re excited to release our version of “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson. 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.
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 realize 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.
All the proceeds from the streaming of the song will go to Crew Nation. So much of the magic happens behind the stage. It’s easily taken for granted, but without our touring and venue crew live music wouldn’t be possible. It’s important that we help them out right now.
Oh, how we wish we could get back on the road again! Hopefully we’ll see you down the road sometime soon.
Crew Nation on the release of “On The Road Again:”
About Crew Nation:
Crew members are the backbone of the live music industry and they depend on shows to make a living. Crew Nation is a charitable fund that was created to help people working backstage that were supposed to be working on shows planned for 2020. Last March, Live Nation Entertainment pledged $10 million to the Crew Nation fund to help professionals from these teams, donating the initial $5 million and collaborating in a fundraising campaign. All of the funds are being administered by Music Forward Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization. Learn more about Crew Nation at: www.livenationentertainment.com/crewnation.
Stream/purchase the song HERE.