Originally played on the NTS Black Midi Variety Hour, rising songstress Rosie Alena and drummer extraordinaire Morgan Simpson have released their loved-up cover of The Carpenters’ ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’. Described by the pair as a song that’s close to their hearts, the talented couple’s duet features further instrumentation by Simpson’s black midi bandmate Geordie Greep on guitar, lap steel and accordion.
Strategically released on Valentine’s Day the track “celebrates not only romantic love but also the love we have for music and our community!” Doing their bit to help the independent music venues through this unprecedented time of struggle, all proceeds from the track will be donated to Music Venue Trust, as they say: “Saving Independent Venues is vital.”
Statement from Rosie:
“To all you loooovers out there this one’s for you… It’s a valentine’s surprise! Our Carpenters cover of We’ve Only Just Begun is OUT NOW on bandcamp with all proceeds going to Music Venue Trust ♥️ We’re head over heels IN LOVE with music so please support us in keeping our beloved grassroot venues alive ♥️ ! Made with love by Morgan and I, also with Geordie on guitar, lap steel & accordion 💌 x HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY ❣️❣️❣️”