St. Vincent has shared an absolutely captivating new cover of Metallica’s “Sad But True.”
The cover comes from Metallica’s 30th anniversary box set reissue of The Black Album. The reissue comes alongside tribute album, The Metallica Blacklist, which boasts 53 different covers of songs from the 1991 self-titled album. The covers benefit a whopping 52 charities, each chosen by the artists that contributed to the album.
St. Vincent’s cover feels like it stays true to her 2010s art pop sound. With gritty guitars, sultry vocals, and a pulsing beat, the cover feels like it could be a St. Vincent original. Alongside St. Vincent’s cover, Metallica has also released Sam Fender’s piano ballad version of the track.
Listen to St. Vincent and Sam Fender’s rendition of “Sad But True” below.
The forthcoming deluxe box set from Metallica will feature a 2xLP, a picture disc, three live LPS, 14 CDs, six DVDs, a hardcover book, and more. Alongside the reissue, Metallica is dropping The Metallica Blacklist, which is an expansive 53-track covers album that will benefit a whole slew of charities.
Blacklist sees a bunch of artists delivering their own renditions of tracks from The Black Album, including St. Vincent covering “Sad But True;” PUP performing “Holier Than Thou;” Moses Sumney playing “The Unforgiven;” Phoebe Bridgers, My Morning Jacket, and Mickey Guyton each sharing respective covers of “Nothing Else Matters;” Mac Demarco, Rina Sawayama, and Weezer all sharing renditions of “Enter Sandman;” and more.
Metallica has already shared Miley Cyrus’ cover of “Nothing Else Matters,” which she played with Elton John, WATT, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. They also released an “Enter Sandman” cover from Juanes. Check them both out here.
You can also preorder Blacklist and read its tracklist in full here.