By Hayden Wright
“(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding” is one of Elvis Costello’s signature tracks, and the Nick Lowe-written song has been covered hundreds of times. For the Spotify Singles Series, Wilco took a stab at the pop-rock classic. The alt-rock icons took a more mellow approach to the song, stripping away Costello’s rollicking charisma to focus on the simple melody.
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The band also performed its own “If I Was A Child” for the Singles Series. Listen to the Wilco cover here:
And the Elvis Costello original here: