SMITH Covers Victoria Williams' “Crazy Mary”
American writer-producer SMITH released a cover of American singer-songwriter Victoria Williams' “Crazy Mary” on May 5, 2023.
The original version of the song is featured on Victoria Williams' third studio album “Loose”, which was released in 1994.
Also, the song is better known for American rock band Pearl Jam covered it in 1993.
SMITH said, “I covered “Crazy Mary” because I love it. It's a brilliant song that does something to me every time I hear or sing it. Victoria Williams wrote a beautiful song and I'm grateful to her for this. Pearl Jam covered it years ago so I know there's no need for improvement in my little version. I just wanted to record it because it's a great song. It gets to me and almost always makes me cry. Cry with varied tears. Something about it felt familiar.”
- With over 75 million streams worldwide, SMITH has soared through the music scene, gaining a Grammy-nomination for her writing and production for Jack Harlow's album, and becomes the first ever female artist to have a Billboard Top 40 charting song at Alternative Radio and Urban Radio.
Despite all the success, SMITH has NEVER revealed her face or her identity. SMITH said, “The simple truth is, I hate seeing myself. I don't know why, not exactly. Maybe it's a disorder of some kind. Maybe it's society and what I'm told a woman is to look like. Maybe it's that it feels a little vain to me. Maybe it's that I'm too vein. Maybe it's a fear of people. Maybe image is a game I'm not equipped to play or keep up with. Maybe I'm afraid it'll take something from the art vs. add to it. Maybe it's my past. Maybe it's my programming. Maybe I'm messed up and tomorrow it'll all be different. It's hard to know what might happen. Hopefully I won't be this afraid forever. I just do what I can. The most important thing is the music. I live in service of the songs.”
- source : Apple Music