Video Premiere: Bettye LaVette, “Everything Is Broken”

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

Soul singer Bettye LaVette’s latest album Thankful N’ Thoughtful finds her lending her storied vocals to songs by The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and more. Read our four star review here.

We’re excited to debut the video for “Everything Is Broken,” a song that originally appears on Bob Dylan’s 1989 Oh Mercyalbum.

“I agree with Otis Redding that Bob Dylan, although a great writer, writes too many words to have to remember,” LaVette tells American Songwriter. “So I just took the ones I liked from this tune and sung ’em ’cause I like the rhythm and it’s fun to sing. Oh, and I don’t believe that EVERYTHING is broken.”

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