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Watch Jim James, Julien Baker, and The Decemberists Cover “What the World Needs Now Is Love”

Burt Bacharach Cover For Newport Folk Festival Also Features Andrew Bird, Hiss Golden Messenger, Glen Hansard, and More

Aug 04, 2020

This weekend was the finale of the entirely virtual Newport Folk Festival, aptly dubbed “Our Voices Together,” as it features upward of 20 artists covering Burt Bacharach’s classic “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” The cover was led by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and music directed by Chris Funk of The Decemberists, wrapping up the week-long virtual fest. More

Jim James Covers “What the World Needs Now Is Love” with The Resistance Revival Chorus

Cover of Burt Bacharach and Hal David Classic is Part of James’ Spotify Session

Dec 12, 2018

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James released a new solo album, Uniform Distortion, back in June via ATO and in October he released another one, Uniform Clarity, that featured acoustic versions of the songs found on Uniform Distortion. Now he has stopped by Spotify to do a session for them where he covers "What the World Needs Now Is Love," a 1965 song written by Burt Bacharach (music) and Hal David (lyrics) and first sung by Jackie DeShannon. He was backed by The Resistance Revival Chorus and also performed his own song "Over and Over." More