This really kills me. Its too beautiful.
At a 2011 European award show, celebrating the creative genius of Patti Smith, Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit wove their usual hypnotic, intertwining harmonies over Smith's gorgeous tribute to her late husband Fred 'Sonic' Smith of MC5. The song, so visceral, so magical, is one of my favorite Patti numbers, and was originally released as a single and recorded on her 1979 album Wave. The crowned 'godmother of punk' undoubtedly got a little choked up over First Aid Kit's rendition, the lyrics poignantly describing her love affair with Fred and the mysteries of life and love and death.