Over the next two weeks, the Song of the Day spotlights SXSW 2015 artists. Check back everyday for a free download and show information.
Austin is no stranger to jazz singers who convey a bygone era–Kat Edmonson just played guest DJ for us after all. Hailey Tuck follows in that tradition, though the Austinite got her training singing in cafés and jazz bars in Paris and London. It’s a tale straight out of the movies, and it’s made even more cinematic by Tuck’s choice of material. On her self-titled debut EP, Tuck sinks her teeth into songs by Bob Dylan, the Zombies, Chet Baker, and Maroon 5. In her hands, Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice” is transformed from an acidic goodbye into a playful kiss-off. Download it below and catch Tuck when she returns to town for SXSW 2015.
Thursday, March 19: Elephant Room, 11 p.m. (official showcase)