The project is called Dads of Sad and it takes “8” by Eilish and “Butterflies” by Musgraves and adds an emo spin to them.
“The best part of music for me is reaching beyond borders and boundaries,” Hawthorne Heights frontman JT Woodruff said in a press release. “Blurring the lines within a strange industry and marketplace is what keeps your blood pumping after all this time.”
“A lot of people are probably going to ask, why the hell is this band covering extremely current pop songs that sound nothing like their band. The answer is pretty simple. We tweeted at Kacey, just wondering if she had ever listened to us back in the day. And she tweeted some of our lyrics back to us,” he continued. “We thought it was pretty bad ass that musicians in different genres are still connected. Billie Eilish was a similar scenario. She posted a video of her breakdancing to NikiFM, and thought it was super cool. Both of these are very talented artists, who represent the most current side of pop music. Both sound nothing like what we are used to writing. We thought it was a great exercise in trying to make their happy pop songs sound like sad Emo songs.”
You can listen to both covers below.
In case you forgot, Musgraves has proved her emo past many times, including the aforementioned tweet which you can see below.
you killed me well for sure https://t.co/DCzHP5ELe2
— K A C E Y M U S G R A V E S (@KaceyMusgraves) July 18, 2018
Also, Eilish’s breakdancing to a classic Hawthorne Heights track did get a seal of approval from the band. In case you missed it, you can see the video of her dancing below.
The band was obviously a big fan of the video, and wanted to collab with Eilish if she was down, which we’d live for.
Just to be clear…we think a collab with @billieeilish would be fun. Just waiting for the invite.
— Hawthorne Heights (@HawthorneHgts) January 21, 2019
Hawthorne Heights are gearing up for the special 15th-anniversary tour of their album The Silence In Black And White. You can grab tickets here and see the dates below.
08/09 — Saint Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
08/11 — Billings, MT @ Pub Station Ballroom
08/13 — Boise, ID @ The Olympic
08/14 — Reno, NV @ Cargo Concert Hall
08/15 — Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
08/16 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
08/17 — Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amphitheater
08/18 — San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
08/19 — Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
08/20 — Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery
08/21 — Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
08/22 — Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
08/23 — Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
08/24 — Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
08/25 — Dallas, TX @ Trees
08/26 — Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
08/27 — Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
08/28 — San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
What do you think of the Hawthorne Heights cover record? Sound off in the comments down below!