Natalie Maines, “God Only Knows”
It’s been five long years since we’ve heard from Natalie Maines, lead vocalist of The Dixie Chicks. Fans don’t need to worry though, she is not embarking on a solo disc, but is tackling The Beach Boys classic “God Only Knows” for HBO’s Big Love series finale.
Recorded and produced by Rick Rubin, this version features Red Hot Chili Pepper’s drummer Chad Smith; who adds some playful drum fills under Maines expressive vocals as she floats over a breezy arrangement of light slide guitar, organ drizzle and heavenly harmonies. “God Only Knows” is picture perfect for T.V. but will remind listeners why Maines is one of our generations most powerful vocalists.
Available today on iTunes, the track is definitely well-worth your .99; but how much longer do we have to wait for a new Chicks release?
Rating: 3/5 Stars