2020 has been a tough year for everyone. It started out ok, then we had the coronavirus pandemic hit us hard and the shutdowns hit everyone. Events were canceled. Schools were canceled. Many people are feeling alone and scared right now.
These recording artists Rebecca & Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are multi-instrumentalist bluesy rock recording artists. They are originally from Atlanta, but they now live in Nashville.
They record their own music, but they also like to do covers of other artists’ songs on their YouTube channel.
Larkin Poe’s latest cover of “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers will have you reaching for the tissue box. Since it’s release in 1972, “Lean on Me” has become a song that people play to deal with a crisis.
During the weeks that we were all forced under “stay at home” orders, there were several videos circulating of neighbors singing the song together outside of their balconies in big cities.
In a 2006 interview, Withers hit on why the song touches people during tumultuous times:
“Romantic love you only wanna touch people because they’re pretty and they appeal to you physically. The more substantial kind of love is when you want to touch people and care for them when they’re at their worst.”
Just like any powerful song, it will reach many audiences. “Lean on Me” has been played countless times during natural disasters and in other times of crisis.
The song became even sadder with the death of the singer Bill Withers earlier this year at the age of 81 from heart complications. Stevie Wonder sang it recently to honor the late Withers when he was performing at the “One World: Together at Home” concert in April of this year.
No matter how you’ve been feeling during this time, this cover of Lean on Me by Larkin Poe will pull at your heartstrings. There’s nothing like two sisters harmonizing a beautiful song.
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