Today, Low Cut Connie shares a cover of Paul McCartney and Wings‘ “Let Me Roll It” from his upcoming record Tough Cookies: The Best of The Quarantine Broadcasts, an album of cover songs pulled from Adam Weiner and guitarist Will Donnelly‘s twice-weekly “Tough Cookies” livestream show recorded out of Weiner’s South Philadelphia home. The 23-track album includes songs by Prince, Cardi B, Madonna, David Bowie, Bill Withers, CSNY, and many more. The album will be released on May 19 digitally and on vinyl and is now available for pre-order.

Listen to “Let Me Roll It” via YouTube:
https://youtu.be/DWBSb8n1TOA

“Paul sang his ass off on this one,” states Weiner, whose Low Cut Connie entity has been championed by Elton John, Barak Obama, Nick Hornby and others. “It was a ton of fun to take a swing at it. That’s a soul song right there.”

“Let Me Roll It” is the third single off the Tough Cookies album following covers of INXS‘ “Need You Tonight” and Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games”, which Consequence praised its “impromptu feel of someone sitting down at a party and busting into a song the whole room can sing along with, and for that it’s a warm and pleasant rendition.” The record has also received excitement from Rolling StoneJamBaseWFPKGlide Magazine, and more, including Psychology Today who spoke with Weiner on The Hardcore Humanism Podcast.

Last week, Low Cut Connie partnered with The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for another special episode of “Tough Cookies” featuring an interview with Nancy Wilson of Heart. The Rock Hall also partnered with the band earlier this year for an episode featuring interviews with original members from Sly and the Family Stone.

Low Cut Connie released Private Lives last year to rave reviews, ultimately earning its place at #34 on Rolling Stone’s “50 best Albums of 2020” list, #4 on Fresh Air’s Ken Tucker‘s ten best albums of the year, and #1 on PopMatters‘ “25 Best Americana Albums of 2020” list. Capping off the year, The New Yorker dubbed Adam Weiner “Pandemic Person of the Year.” The album’s last single, the title track “Private Lives,” was also one of “Public Radio’s Most Popular Songs Of 2020.”

This year they were invited to perform the Private Lives track “Help Me” for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert‘s #PlayAtHome series, which aired on March 19 to commemorate the 1-year anniversary mark of the first “Tough Cookies” broadcast, about which Weiner has said: “Two weeks into quarantine, we ‘went live’ in my spare bedroom in South Philly to cheer up our fans. There was no script, no plan, just a couple schmucks trying every form of entertainment to try to lift people’s spirits. Now a year later, we’re still going strong and have covered over 500 songs for viewers in over 40 countries. It’s been amazing watching the project grow and I wanted to put the record out as a document of this insane time we all shared. It was all done on cell phones but the spirit of the matter cuts through.” 

“Tough Cookies” truly has become a breakout hit among the many artist-hosted livestream shows and performances since lockdown. The show has been acclaimed by NPR’s All Things ConsideredFresh AirRolling StoneThe Washington PostBloombergThe Philadelphia Inquirerand many more.

“(Adam Weiner is) a showman with zero self-doubt, throwing himself into his piano playing and singing with flamboyance and grace — and often minimal clothes.” – Rolling Stone, on “Tough Cookies”

Tough Cookies: The Best of The Quarantine Broadcasts tracklist

1. West End Blues (Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five)

2. Doing It to Death (James Brown with Fred Wesley and the J.B’s)

3. Let Me Roll It (Paul McCartney and Wings)

4. Little Red Corvette (Prince)

5. Helpless (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)

6. Need You Tonight (INXS)

7. Bang (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

8. Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)

9. Dress You Up (Madonna)

10. Heroes (David Bowie)

11. The Good The Bad and The Ugly (Ennio Morricone)

12. American Skin (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band)

13. Everyday People (Sly & the Family Stone)

14. Be Careful (Cardi B)

15. Le Freak (Chic)

16. Bad Girls (Donna Summer)

17. The Message (Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five)

18. It’s Raining Men (The Weather Girls)

19. Kaddish

20. I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan)

21. Video Games (Lana Del Rey)

22. Do Your Thing, Behave Yourself (Tim Maia)

23. We’ll Meet Again (Vera Lynn)