Heart Shaped Box
Nineties kids, I know you’re going to love this one. I grew up on Nirvana, as I’m sure many of you did. They made me feel edgy, but as I listened more, I began to deeply appreciate the emotional exhibitions that Kurt Cobain shared through his music. He became even more of a legend in death, and his tragedy coupled with the apparently toxic relationship with Courtney Love is now something of lore. “Heart Shaped Box” is a song that I’ve always loved and been intrigued by, so I decided to cover it in my own style.
“Heart Shaped Box” is one of my favorite songs of all time, and I really wanted to cover it in a way that sonically embodies the inner conflict and conversation on toxic romance – passionate, yet discordant. It’s funny how certain lyrics change in meaning as you grow and move throughout life. I can remember singing Nirvana with my friends when I was younger and now realizing what words I was singing, how dark the music sometimes sounds, how tragic the story of Cobain ended up, and how different the music would feel all these years later.
So a bit nostalgia, a bit reinvention, and a bit simple appreciation of one of my favorite songs. I hope you guys love it!!!
I love you!