Bright Eyes have shared a cover of late Georgia artist Vic Chesnutt’s “Flirted With You All My Life.”
“I had the pleasure of seeing Vic perform many times over the years and from a young age,” frontman Conor Oberst explains. “I can truly say he deeply changed my worldview and what it meant to write a really unique and thought provoking song. One of the greatest ever. Always missed. Here is our humble version of one of his best.”
The moving cover has a slow build, opening with a sparse piano and percussion line before bringing in a full acoustic guitar riff, as Oberst wails lines like, “Oh, death you hector me/ Decimate those dear to me/ Tease me with your sweet relief.”
This heartwrenching tribute is sure to bring tears to your eyes, so grab a tissue and listen to “Flirted With You All My Life” below.