Download Joey Sweeney’s cover of “Head On (Hold On to Your Heart)” by Man Man
Photo by Michael BixlerTaking a short break from recording his own material, local musician Joey Sweeney has covered the #5 top song of 2013 (as voted by XPN listeners). His take of Man Man’s “Head On (Hold On to Your Heart),” which originally appeared on last year’s On Oni Pond, takes the song back to how it might have sounded while Honus Honus was writing it. Sweeney sings “Head On” earnestly and introspectively against the backdrop of just an acoustic guitar, transforming the track from cinematic and quirky to intimate and perceptive. Download the cover and listen to the original below. Joey Sweeney and the Long Hair Arkestra play the Ardmore Music Hall on Saturday with Heyward Howkins and Slo-Mo & Hoagy. Tickets and information can be found here.