Water from Your Eyes have shared a cover of Ween’s “If You Could Save Yourself (You’d Save Us All),” as part of Sounds of Saving’s “Songs That Found Me at The Right Time” series.
The CoSign alums picked the 2003 track to cover in part because of how relatable it was to vocalist Rachel Brown. “The reason that I even started making music by myself was ’cause I was really mentally unwell, but I didn’t really know how to communicate,” they explained in a Q&A accompanying the release. “I was like really depressed and suicidal for most of high school. I spent a lot of time thinking that there was no other option besides to have terrible thoughts that ruined my day…I just started writing songs ’cause it was like the only place that felt appropriate to be expressing the things that I was thinking about.”
Water from Your Eyes strip the song down to just vocals and a guitar — an unusually simple setup for them — letting Brown’s stunning soprano take the forefront. Watch the Q&A and listen to their live performance of “If You Could Save Yourself (You’d Save Us All)” below.
Sounds of Saving’s “Songs That Found Me at The Right Time” series has also featured Soul Glo (System of a Down’s “Soil”), Bartees Strange (The National’s “About Today”), and Bully (PJ Harvey’s “Dry”). Revisit Water from Your Eyes’ Track by Track breakdown of their latest album Everyone’s Crushed here.