I love love songs, love love, am a HUGE sap and am obviously real excited to be engaged to a lovely lady, buuuuuut I don’t particularly like Valentine’s Day. But hey, let’s focus on the parts of that long list that are positive, because today we’ve got a real tremendous cover of one of my favorite little love songs written by one of my favorite bands and covered by another of my favorite bands. So yeah, maybe Valentine’s Day isn’t so bad?
Here, I’ll let David McMillin, singer in Fort Frances, wax poetic about why he picked this song and why it’s so good to begin with:
My favorite Jeff Tweedy love songs don’t feel like love songs. “I’m the Man Who Loves You”, “I Got You (At the End of the Century)”, “I’m Always in Love” — they all have this layer of extra grit that doesn’t make me feel like I’m listening to the I-love-you, here’s-my-heart, let’s-be-together-forever cliché associated with so many love songs. The irony with this cover of “I’m Always in Love” is that I basically peeled back all the grit I dig so much and replaced it with this peaceful piano and guitar combination. But I wanted to do something a bit different, and once I dug into the song, I knew the lyrics were just as important to me as the chugging guitar or the cigarette-tinged coals. So, here it is, Happy Hallmark-sponsored Holiday! Go buy some chocolate hearts filled with peanut butter, light some candles and let love happen.
So, yep, that pretty well explains why I love it so much, too. This is such a tremendously lovely cover, guys and gals. Enjoy! (And don’t forget to grab that free download- you can put it on that mix you’re working on for your boo.)