Beverley Martyn collaboration surfaces online
Andrew Trendell

12:04 2nd April 2014
A previously unheard track by Nick Drake and friend Beverley Martyn has finally surfaced and appeared online. Listen below.

'Reckless Jane' was penned by Drake and Martyn just months before Drake died. The two wrote the lyrics together and first began working on the music during a jam session in Martyn’s home in Hastings.

The track is an aching and timeless folk lament that only serves as a reminder of how Drake was taken from the world far too young. 

Speaking to The Independent, where the track is premiering, Martyn said: "I couldn’t even think about the song for so long because it brought up so much pain. It took a while to finish after that point.

"The song came out of a bit of fun. We tried to think of all the things we could rhyme with Jane, but ‘hear her laughing like a drain’ didn’t make the cut!"

Listen to 'Reckless Jane' below

The 'Jane' in question is said to be partly based on Martyn and other female ‘muses’ - two of which were called Jane.

Beverly  Martyn’s new album, The Phoenix and the Turtle, is released on 22 April.

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