Jaymes Young – “Habits of My Heart (Sufjan Stevens Remake)”


When we spoke to Jaymes Young in October, the eclectic singer noted the breadth of his tastes as both a creator and a listener: “I’m kind of obsessed with multiple different writing styles—I like country music, I like hip-hop, classical, jazz, blues. You might catch me listening to Lana Del Rey one day and Luciano Pavarotti the next day.”

Today he exhibits a bit of that variety by reworking Sufjan Stevens’ “Concerning the UFO sighting near Highland, Illinois” into “Habits of My Heart,” maintaining the original’s beautiful piano amidst additional production muscle that continues the tastefully modern style Young established with his debut release, Dark Star.

Listen to “Habits of My Heart” below.