In the original version of “Brooklyn,” things are almost too clean, like hollow, airy voices floating through padded studio walls and high quality microphones. For this version of the song—recorded live in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina—things feel more organic. Maybe that’s a psychological, because knowing that it was recorded in the mountains makes my brain go mountains > nature > natural > organic, but there’s no denying that the unhurried bass, finger picked strings, and simplicity of a single voice strike a tone that gives this song a more weighty vibe.

“I made this live, stripped down version of Brooklyn with my best friend DJ Equal and his family in Asheville, NC. Please to enjoy from the mountains of my heart.”