Premiere: Kevin Devine Shares Cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U”

Premiere: Kevin Devine Shares Cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U”

New Album Nothing’s Real, So Nothing’s Wrong Out Now via Triple Crown Records

May 16, 2022

Photography by Erik Tanner

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Earlier this year, prolific singer/songwriter Kevin Devine returned with his moving and cinematic new album, Nothing’s Real, So Nothing’s Wrong. His expansive new effort has not slowed his relentless creative pace either. Devine is out on tour now, with support from Kississippi and Kayleigh Goldsworthy, and today he has shared a cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” premiering with Under the Radar.

In addition to his own output, Devine has offered plenty of covers over the years, including covering the entirety of Nevermind back in 2019. Now he’s once again trying his hand at a classic with his cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” stripping the song back to its barest essentials. Musically, Devine draws on a simple combination of wounded vocals and plaintive acoustic guitar, pulling away the track’s layers of drama and finding its heartbroken core. In doing so, he encapsulates heart-rending beauty and stark emotional resonance that have made the song an enduring classic.

As Devine shares, “I have to admit that for me, regardless of its author (and his canonical cultural stature), this song will forever belong to Sinead O’Connor. She sang it and recast it in her indelible image and ownership, and meeting it (& her) as an 11 year old in 1990 set off a 31-years-and-counting admiration and gratitude affair. Sometimes I get a kick out of singing songs Singers (Sinead, Sam Cooke, etc.) Sing, because I don’t really think of myself as a Singer. It’s a fun way to push myself. I hope justice was done.”

Check out the song and video below. Nothing’s Real, So Nothing’s Wrong is out now via Triple Crown Records.

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Title : Kevin Devine - Nothing Compare 2 U Prince Cover
Artist : Triple Crown Records
Duration : 05:01
Size : 6.89 MB
Source : Youtube Music/Video
Type of file : Audio/Video (.mp3 .mp4)

Kevin Devine's 10th studio album 'Nothing's Real, So Nothing's Wrong' is out March 25th! Pre-order the album and listen to all three singles here: lnk.to/nrsnw

Filmed by Jaclyn O’Connell at Bittersweet Studios
Edited & Colored by Maya Baran
Illustrations by Samantha Caballero
Animations by Jhariah Clare
Audio Engineered & Mixed by Mark Watter of Headroom Studio

Lyrics:
It's been seven hours and 15 days
Since you took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since you took your love away
Since you been gone, I can do whatever I want
I can see whomever I choose
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant
But nothing
I said nothing can take away these blues
'Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
It's been so lonely without you here
Like a bird without a song
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
Tell me baby, where did I go wrong?
I could put my arms around every boy I see
But they'd only remind me of you
I went to the doctor, guess what he told me
Guess what he told me
He said, "Girl you better try to have fun, no matter what you do"
But he's a fool
'Cause nothing compares, nothing compares to you
All the flowers that you planted mama
In the back yard
All died when you went away
I know that living with you baby was sometimes hard
But I'm willing to give it another try
Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you

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