On New LP Semisonic’s Dan Wilson Reinterprets The Hits He Wrote For Other Artists


By Peter Helman

After playing in Trip Shakespeare and fronting Semisonic in the ’90s, Dan Wilson largely moved onto a career as a songwriter for other people, co-writing hits like Adele’s “Someone Like You” and the Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready To Make Nice” along with songs by Taylor Swift, Chris Stapleton, Weezer, Spoon, Andrew Bird, John Legend, Phantogram, Pink, Nas, Jason Mraz, the Bravery, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, and, most recently, Alternative Music artist Halsey. (You can check out his full list of credits here; it’s pretty impressive.) For his upcoming solo album Re-Covered, which was produced by Mike Viola, he reinterpreted songs he wrote for other artists, both big hits and “songs that I always wished were big hits, but weren’t,” according to the LP’s PledgeMusic campaign. Find his covers of Adele’s “Someone Like You” featuring the Kronos Quartet and Dierks Bentley’s “Home” and check out the full tracklist below.


01 “All Will Be Well” (Gabe Dixon)
02 “Home” (Dierks Bentley)
03 “You And I” (John Legend)
04 “Someone Like You” (Feat. Kronos Quartet) (Adele)
05 “Never Meant To Love You” (Cory Chisel)
06 “Not Ready To Make Nice” (Dixie Chicks)
07 “Landing” (Matt Wilson)
08 “Treacherous” (Taylor Swift)
09 “Borrowed” (LeAnn Rimes)
10 “Your Misfortune” (Mike Doughty)
11 “When The Stars” Come Out (Chris Stapleton)
12 “If I Walk Away” (Josh Groban)
13 “Closing Time” (Semisonic)