The Walking Dead’s Beth Greene (played by Emily Kinney) has been known to shoot down a zombie just as easily as whip out a random cover in the middle of an apocalypse. [SPOILER] Last season we saw her tackle Tom Waits’ “Hold On” and traditional Scottish folk song “The Parting Glass” while camping out in the dark, dingy prison. Now, having settled into an abandoned funeral parlor with Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reedus), she tinkers on a piano and sings a few lines from Waxahatchee’s 2012 song “Be Good”. Though brief and a totally left-field choice by the show’s music supervisor Thomas Golubić, the scene somehow works like a bit of poetic, dark comedy, as the two celebrate their survival in a mortuary of all places. Watch the clip below.
Here’s the original version of Waxahatchee’s “Be Good” for full comparison:
According to Radio.com, Golubić originally wanted Beth (who’d previously tackled Tom Waits in a past episode) to cover a Neutral Milk Hotel song, but obtaining the proper licensing proved to be a “hurdle”.
The Walking Dead’s season four soundtrack is officially out on March 25th and features Sharon Van Etten, Portugal. the Man, and A.C. Newman.