Listen: Kristina Train - "These Days"

Raised in Georgia on a musical diet of soul, country, blues and folk, Kristina Train is now happily settled in London where she released her second album Dark Black last fall, an LP we described as "a sumptuous and seductive collection of vintage-sounding pop." Train's remarkable voice is what makes her own music so irresistible and when she turns to covers, the effect is even more stunning. You may have heard Jackson Browne's "These Days" before but hearing Train's version -- both crystalline and soulful -- is like hearing it for the very first time. Recorded with her friend Matt Park on pedal steel at London's Soup Studios, "These Days" was one of three tracks released from the sessions, songs they both knew "off the top of their heads." Listen to Sandy Denny's "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" and the lovely Waterboys song "How Long Will I Love You" after the jump...

Kristina Train - "These Days" (Jackson Browne)

Kristina Train - "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" (Sandy Denny)

Kristina Train - "How Long Will I Love You" (Waterboys)