Watch: First Aid Kit Cover Simon & Garfunkel's "America" on Letterman | Under the Radar Magazine Under the Radar | Music Blog for the Indie Music Magazine
Monday, December 4th, 2023  

Watch: First Aid Kit Cover Simon & Garfunkel’s “America” on Letterman

A Song Letterman Would Sing to His Son

May 08, 2015 First Aid Kit
Bookmark and Share

David Letterman is soon ending his long run as the host of the Late Show and has been doing all sorts of special things. Last night, as well as having Tina Fey jokingly strip down to her underwear, he had Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit on to cover Simon & Garfunkel’s “America.” The reason was very personal, it was a song that he used to sing his son at bedtime (the other song was “Stand By Me,” by the recently departed Ben E. King, which he recently had Tracy Chapman on the show to cover). First Aid Kit’s rousing rendition was backed by a string section. Letterman was visibly touched.

It’s not the first time First Aid Kit have covered the song, last November they released a tour video featuring their cover of “America.”

Watch the performance below, including Letterman’s introduction.


Submit your comment

Name Required

Email Required, will not be published


Remember my personal information
Notify me of follow-up comments?

Please enter the word you see in the image below:

There are no comments for this entry yet.