The Alzheimer’s Association has released a new benefit album called Music Moments. The 10-track compilation features covers from Sharon Van Etten (playing Lucinda Williams’ “If My Love Could Kill”), Jason Isbell (John Prine’s “Hello in There”), Nile Rodgers & CHIC (“Hey Jude”), and more. Listen below and scroll down for videos of the artists discussing their covers.
Sharon Van Etten said that she chose to cover Lucinda Williams in tribute to her mother. In addition, she said she chose “If My Love Could Kill,” in particular, because Williams wrote the song for her father, who died from Alzheimer’s. “When people hear this song I just hope that they don’t feel alone,” Van Etten said.
Michael Carson, chief marketing officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, said in a press release, “The Music Moments album, and the stories behind the songs, set the stage for sharing experiences and fueling important conversations. Ultimately, these conversations are critical to reducing stigma about Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. We are relentless in our pursuit to increase awareness and advance the cause.”
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