Listen to Fleet Foxes cover Nina Simone's "Do What You Gotta Do"

Fleet Foxes stopped by the BBC 6 Music studios yesterday to perform a couple of songs live, and after a performance from Robin Pecknold and Casey Wescott of Crack-Up track "If You Need To, Keep Time on Me", Pecknold went solo to cover Nina Simone’s "Do What You Gotta Do".

Although originally written by Jimmy Webb, Simone made the track famous with her version on the 1968 record ‘Nuff Said!. Kanye West also notably sampled the track on The Life of Pablo single "Famous". "I just love what she did to the melody", Pecknold said of the track.

Take a listen to the cover above and head over to the BBC iPlayer for the full Fleet Foxes interview and performance.

Photo: Screenshot via BBC iPlayer