On the one-year anniversary of Tom Petty’s death, The Lumineers released a raw, stripped-down cover of “Walls.”
The Lumineers turn the track from a 1996 rocker into a simple folk tune with an acoustic guitar, accordian, and tambourine. Wesley Schultz’s voice is covered with a distant static to add an extra layer of stirring comfort.
The whole band harmonizes, singing out “You’ve got a heart so big/ It could crush this town/ And I can’t hold out forever/ Even walls fall down.”
Listen to the track below.
The band hopes this can be a way of paying homage to Tom Petty after opening for the beloved Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 2017. The frontman of the rock and roll band died last October after an accidental pain medication overdose.
All of the proceeds from the track will go toward MusiCares, which gives music industry professionals financial, medical, and personal assistance in times of need.