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Kurt Vile offers a folksy cover of Tom Petty’s “Learning To Fly”: Watch

on October 11, 2018, 12:02am

Kurt Vile’s teased a number of cuts from his upcoming Bottle It In, from “One Trick Ponies” to “Loading Zones” to “Bassackwards”. Now, just two days out from the album’s release, he’s sharing a non-album cut with a cover of Tom Petty‘s 1991 single “Learning To Fly”.

Vile performed his folksy take on the number on SiriusXM, where he also offered up a live rendition of “Bassackwards”. Accompanied by a drum loop, Vile’s cover is decidedly clear-eyed, with some extended noodling that allows him (and us) to luxuriate with Petty’s warm melodies that much longer.

Watch him perform it below.

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