In just seven brief minutes, spread out over two songs, Durham, NC’s Skylar Gudasz has offered a glimpse at quite possibly the most starkly beautiful vocals to come along since The Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmins turned in her Trinity Sessions performance.
This two-song 7” is as sweetly appealing as it is frustratingly short. The dreamy, stripped down, self-penned “Car Song” is the lead single, but it’s the B-Side, a take on Big Star’s “Dream Lover,” that demands the most attention. One of the few people outside of Alex Chilton who could properly do justice to this song, Gudasz, appropriately enough, was asked to join Big Star’s drummer and a few others for an LA show/fundraiser, Big Star’s Third. Her haunting vocals give Chilton’s lyrics added meaning.