Aoife O’Donovan Shares Cover Of Sharon Van Etten’s “I Love You But I’m Lost”

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Monday, January 23, 2023

Today, Aoife O’Donovan shares a spare, melancholic version of Sharon Van Etten’s “I Love You But I’m Lost,” the latest preview of The Apathy Sessions, a deluxe edition of her multiple GRAMMY-nominated 2022 album Age Of Apathy due out Friday. Aoife's known for her incredible ability as an interpreter of songs — she's nailed covers of Townes Van Zandt, The National, Joni Mitchell, and, earlier this month, Bill Callahan's "Drover" — and this performance is no different.

Listen to “I Love You But I’m Lost” here.

Age Of Apathy is now nominated for the Best Folk Album GRAMMY as well as Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song, both of those for “Prodigal Daughter” featuring Allison Russell. She's also nominated for Best Album and Best Song at Folk Alliance International's International Folk Music Awards.

Ahead of next month’s GRAMMYs, Aoife has made a bevy of television appearances.

Last weekend she performed on CBS Saturday Morning. Watch that here.

And earlier this week, she performed “Prodigal Daughter” alongside Allison Russell for The Kelly Clarkson Show. Watch that here.

Recorded through a unique residency with Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL, O’Donovan wrote and recorded Age Of Apathy on-site at their studio with GRAMMY-nominated engineer Darren Schneider while collaborating entirely remotely with producer Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Rhiannon Giddens).

Rolling Stone has called Age Of Apathy “stunning,” NPR Music “a moving self-portrait,” and No Depression “an astounding accomplishment.” Pitchfork says O’Donovan “taps into the propulsion of prime Joni Mitchell,” while The New York Times praises the album’s “musical surprises: daring melodic leaps, unexpected chord progressions, [and] subtle rhythmic shifts.”

In late 2021, O’Donovan shared an album-length live cover performance of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska for Bandcamp Friday. Soon she'll be taking her version of Nebraska on tour in the UK and US. “The original album was desperate and dark, with doubt coursing through its tracks like murky blood,” says The New York Times. “O’Donovan treats them as canon, saluting Springsteen’s songcraft with clear, pitch-perfect articulation and affable delivery.” Full dates can be found below.

Aoife O’Donovan Plays Nebraska

Jan 30 — London, UK @ Kings Place

Jan 31 — Glasgow, UK @ Center For Contemporary Arts

Feb 1 — Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor %

Feb 2 — Leeds, UK @ Left Bank

Mar 15 — Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere ^

Mar 16 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^

Mar 17 — Cambridge, MA @ Sanders Theatre ^

Mar 18 — Brownfield, ME @ Stone Mountain Arts

Apr 12 — Stoughton, WI @ Stoughton Opera House *

Apr 13 — Evanston, IL @ SPACE *

Apr 14 — St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *

Apr 15 — St. Louis, MO @ Sheldon Concert Hall *

Apr 16 — Nashville, TN @ Basement East *

% = performing with the Age Of Apathy band

^ = with very special guests Hawktail

* = with very special guests The Westerlies