Video: Ryan Adams and Laura Marling duet on “Oh My Sweet Carolina (Live From Abbey Road )”
I CAN DIE COMPLETE NOW.
He asks her if his hair looks stupid! And they fist-bump at the end!
Really, though, are there two artists who can better tap into the emotional current of a song? Their performances are so stark, simple, and understated—they don’t try to sell you; they don’t overthink it. That, and their voices + Ryan’s warm acoustic guitar sound are just so damn pretty that by the time the clawing, harsh harmonica comes in and contrasts with all the sonorous goodness, I’m like FUCK YES. It’s just really good, okay?
EDIT: One more thing: Ryan Adams can really wear a sweater, amirite?