Singer Jason Aalon Butler has been delivering rock with a bite as a member of Fever 333 in recent years and .letlive before that. But the musician is showing another side of himself, unearthing a cover he recorded years ago that comes from an artist you might not immediately associate with the musician.

Butler just shared his version of the Joni Mitchell song "California" that he laid down over a decade ago. The stripped back, acoustic rendition offers a fresh perspective and you can hear it in the player below.

“About 13 years ago I recorded some cover songs," says Butler. "One of them was a Joni Mitchell song as it was my then girlfriend’s favorite song. I fell in love with the song and then Joni herself after this cover. The content l, the approach, the fucked up guitar tuning that made me have to essentially relearn guitar -- all of it was so impressive. I figure enough time has passed to where this song can now be shared and take on new meaning for those that might be interested in hearing my rendition of a folk pop queen."

For something a little more aggressive, Fever 333 also released a new song earlier this week. Take a listen to "Kingdom" here. The frenetic rocker was issued to coincide with the band's return to touring. See all of their scheduled "demonstrations" here.

Jason Aalon Butler, "California" (Joni Mitchell Cover)

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