Singer/songwriter and Amoeba favorite Rachael Cantu has a new digital release called Covers, available at Amoeba.com March 18. Cantu's career first took flight when she opened for Tegan and Sara on multiple tours, so it's no surprise to see a version of their song "Alligator" appear on this new album. Additionally, Cantu covers songs by artists as varied as Modest Mouse, Queen, Justin Bieber and Ben E. King.
Listen to “Baby Mine,” a cover of a song from the animated classic Dumbo — in Cantu’s own words, “from possibly one of the saddest moments in any movie...” Just thinking about that song gives me the chills. Don’t pretend you don’t want to cry even picturing it! Listen below and shed those baby elephant tears.
1. High Priestess (Active Child)
2. This Magic Moment (Ben E. King)
3. Baby Mine (from the movie Dumbo)
4. Alligator (Tegan and Sara)
5. Trailer Trash (Modest Mouse)
6. We Are The Champions (Queen)
7. As Long As You Love Me (Justin Bieber)
8. Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
9. De Colores (traditional Spanish folk song; a duet with Cantu’s father)
And if you haven’t seen it yet, catch up on Cantu’s intimate Green Room Session, recorded live at Amoeba Hollywood. Cantu loved this live session so much she released it as a digital download, available exclusively on Amoeba.com.