Give it a listen below.
The song was originally released as the first single from Nirvana's third studio album, In Utero, in 1993, and speaking on their rendition of the track, singer/guitarist Kevin Jordan explains that this dark cover is an ode to Kurt Cobain, who left us far too soon.
“Growing up in the 90's I think every kid loved Nirvana, but as I grew older I started to appreciate the songwriting and artistry more. While digging back into these old records this song really jumped out at me due to the beautiful but simultaneously haunting melody in the verses,” Jordan says.
“I thought it would be a fun and challenging project to approach this song 24 years later with a dark and cathartic arrangement without the huge drums and guitars. Anthony (del Grosso) and I produced the track ourselves after our last US Tour and we hope it comes across as an ode to a songwriter who left this place far too soon.”
Listen to their cover of “Heart-Shaped Box” below:
This Wild Life will join Mayday Parade on tour this fall in Australia. They released their last album, Low Tides, in late 2016, debuting at #2 on the Alternative New Artist chart.
12 October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
13 October – 170 Russell, Melbourne
14 October – Arrow On Swanston, Melbourne
15 October – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
17 October – The Gov, Adelaide
18 October – Metro City, Perth
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