Robin Pecknold wishes fans ‘happy holidays’ with cover of The Five Keys – listen

The cover was the Fleet Foxes frontman's first Facebook update in over a year

Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold has shared a cover of The Five Keys’ ‘Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind’.

Posting the cover on Facebook he wrote, “Happy holidays – here’s a cover.” The original version of the song charted at number 23 on the US Billboard chart in 1956.

Pecknold’s version was engineered and mixed by Gabe Wax, who worked on The War On Drugs’ 2014 album ‘Lost In The Dream.’ Neal Morgan, on percussion, arranged and performed the drums for three songs on Joanna Newsom’s recent album ‘Divers’. Earlier this year he and Pecknold scored off-Broadway play Wyoming.

Hear the cover and the original below:

In April 2014 Pecknold revealed on Facebook that he had been working on new songs. Saying that their lack of activity activity since 2011’s ‘Helplessness Blues’ was caused by his enrolment at university.

He wrote: “For anyone who’s curious, this is a short Fleet Foxes update – been a while! So, after the last round of touring, I decided to go back to school. I never got an undergraduate degree, and this felt like the right time to both see what that was about and to try something new after a while in the touring / recording lifestyle. I moved to New York and enrolled at Columbia, and I’ve mostly been doing that, but I’m working on songs and excited for whatever happens next musically, even if it’s down the line. Hope all is well out there.”