Americana singer Nicole Atkins has collaborated with veteran alt rocker Mark Lanegan to release the most insane November Rain cover yew will ever hear. Completely reimagined, to call it a cover of the classic Guns N’ Roses’ ballad is almost insulting.
As Atkins told Stereogum, “the best thing with this cover is that I’ll play it and people don’t realize what they’re listening to until 30 seconds in,” she said. “My dad thought it was a Conway Twitty cover. Then they all go, ‘Wait, is this “November Rain”? I love that song!'”
In regard to looping the former Screaming Trees singer, she said “I figured I didn’t have anything to lose by asking, and it turned out exactly as I’d pictured” to which Lanegan said “doing this song was a blast, it combined two of my favorite things: Nicole’s beautiful voice and GNR.”