by Stuart McBratney in New Music on Friday 23 August 2013

Dolly Parton’s slowed-down rendition of Jolene has been doing the rounds, and for good reason. It has a hypnotic quality missing from the original uptempo rendition, with the vocals sounding like a mellifluous male. And with its first-person narrative seemingly now from a male perspective, the love-triangle storyline takes a modern twist.