Today marks the 27th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, and to honour him, The Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites has shared a cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box.”
“Out of all Nirvana’s songs, ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ is my favorite,” Fraites explains. “I remember listening to this song in the car while riding to middle school with my Mom. I think it has one of the strongest melodies ever written. I did my best to honor this song, especially on this day of remembrance as it marks the anniversary of his death. Rest In Peace Kurt.”
The cover is set to feature on Fraites’ forthcoming EP, Piano, Piano (Acoustic), which is set for release on April 16th via Dualtone Records. The collection will feature seven live tracks from his recent debut album alongside two covers: the Nirvana track and Billie Eilish’s “when the party’s over.”
Watch Fraites’ cover of “Heart-Shaped Box” below.
“I wanted to record a handful of songs from my album Piano Piano live and purely on piano, so you guys could hear them as I heard them when I was writing them,” Fraites adds. “Please enjoy these ‘acoustic’ renditions of my songs and a couple of covers.”
Check out the tracklist for Piano, Piano (Acoustic) below.
Piano, Piano (Acoustic) Tracklist:
01 – “Tokyo (Acoustic)”
02 – “Maggie (Acoustic)”
03 – “when the party’s over (Billie Eilish cover – Acoustic)”
04 – “Possessed (Acoustic)”
05 – “An Air That Kills (Acoustic)”
06 – “Chilly (Acoustic)”
07 – “Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana cover – Acoustic)”