St. Vincent covers Karen Dalton for the 'Pete's Dragon' soundtrack
Disney released its Pete’s Dragon reboot Friday, along with the film’s soundtrack, which features original compositions by acts like the Lumineers and Lindsey Stirling, as well as St. Vincent’s cover of “Something On Your Mind,” written by Dino Valenti and recorded by the folk musician Karen Dalton for her 1971 album In My Own Time.
By turns subdued and cinematic, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark puts a unique spin on Dalton’s soul-infused original. She also tweeted her thoughts about the film, writing that “Pete’s Dragon was the sweetest rumination on boyhood in a world where the only villain was ignorance. I cried.” “Something On Your Mind” is the second cover Clark has recorded for a movie soundtrack in 2016, the first being her version of the Rolling Stones’ “Emotional Rescue” for the erotic thriller A Bigger Splash.
These two covers, her version of the Golden Girls theme, and the original “Teenage Talk” — first featured in a 2015 Girls episode — comprise the extent of Clark’s studio output since her eponymous 2014 opus. She toured extensively behind that record (which was EW’s favorite of the year) and recently appeared onstage with the National to help them debut a new song. Last year, Clark made a cameo on Taylor Swift’s 1989 Tour and she’s currently directing part of a horror film.
Hear her “Something On Your Mind” cover below.