Hear Sharon Van Etten, Jason Isbell, and more on Alzheimer's Association's Music Moments benefit album - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Ten artists have joined together for Music Moments, a new compilation album benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Each contributed a cover of one of their favorite songs, or a new original song of their own. “These songs honor the personal, emotional connection between music and the most important moments in life that we never want to lose,” according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Each track comes with a behind-the-scenes video that allows the artists to share their personal stories and connections with the songs.

Plenty of XPN favorites can be found on the compilation: Sharon Van Etten shares a cover of Lucinda Williams’ “If My Love Could Kill,” while Jason Isbell takes on John Prine’s “Hello in There.” The Head and The Heart contribute an unreleased original song, “Backwards Breathing.” Other artists included on the compilation include Sting, Nile Rodgers, Joan Jett, Anthony Hamilton, Lee Ann Womack, Band of Horses, and Brett Eldredge.

“‘Backwards Breathing’ was a natural inclusion for Music Moments,” says The Head and The Heart’s Matt Gervais. “It’s a song about overcoming anxiety, and a lot of what familial relationships go through when a loved one has Alzheimer’s is nothing but anxiety and stress and fear and guilt. The song is about getting through these things together and coming out on the other side.”

Listen to the compilation and watch some of the videos below. Read more about Music Momentshere.

As of publication, The Head and The Heart’s show at The Met on June 2 and Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit’s show at The Met on June 3 are still scheduled. Find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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