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UNCOVERABLE NIRVANA Song: “Heart Shaped Box”

Posted on: March 27, 2014

UNCoverable NIRVANA Song: “Heart Shaped Box

“Heart Shaped Box” is a killer song by Nirvana.

It captures a certain kind of lethargic, mid-’90s teenage angst so well that unfortunately it forever bears the distinction of sounding exactly like an entire record store (remember those?) collectively rolling their eyes at you.

Yet it’s still a pretty great song, and it’s basically uncoverable without sounding trite, overdone, or insincere.

This Nirvana song has now been covered by a Hawaii-born, Lawrence, Kansas-based one-woman-band who goes by Kawehi.

And what she manages to do with the song (and one large bottle of red wine, apparently) is nuanced, big and, hey, not trite, overdone or insincere.

It is a little too EDM-ish at moments (why do all of these songs have 90 seconds of Enya at the start? Discuss) but it’s an admirable effort. No eye rolling.

For an added bonus, here she is covering Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” and a few other songs you may know and love:

Michael Jackson’sThe Way You Make Me Feel

Brittney Spears’ “Criminal”

Some Maroon 5 too

And finally, an original track! This one is called I’d Never Tell.

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