In the latest Levi’s Pioneer Session, She & Him went into the studio and recorded a cover of the track “Fools Rush In”.
Rube Bloom and Johnny Mercer collaborated on several songs in the ’40s, though “Fools Rush In” is considered their timeless classic. Cover versions of the song are numerous, though teen-idol Rick Nelson’s 1963 version is perhaps the most critically loved. While only reaching #12 on the Billboard pop charts that year, his version’s everlasting impression on country, folk and rockabilly music for decades after is a testament to his legacy.
True to the spirit of his original, She & Him re-craft this enduring classic and give it a touch of torch, a bit of country western and a gentle dusting of the rockabilly that was Rick Nelson’s passion.
Download the song HERE.