The Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites Honors Kurt Cobain With ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ Cover

The song is included on Fraites’ new album, ‘Piano, Piano.’

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On the 27th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, the Lumineers co-founder Jeremiah Fraites has shared his take on Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box.”

The new cover comes from Fraites’ just-announced EP titled Piano, Piano (Acoustic), which will be released via Dualtone Records on April 16. The new EP from the award-winning musician will be made up of seven live tracks of songs released on his debut album earlier this year, plus two covers, Billie Eilish’s “when the party’s over” joining the Nirvana tune.

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“Out of all Nirvana’s songs, ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ is my favorite,” Fraites said. “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.”

Fraites also spoke about the impetus behind his EP, saying, “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. Please enjoy these ‘acoustic’ renditions of my songs and a couple of covers,” he shares.

The album itself reflects the most recent step in Fraites’ personal and professional development, including his move to his wife Francesca’s hometown of Turin, Italy. The record traces a path from a childhood love of classical music through the influential artists that planted the seeds for his own songwriting; from The Lumineers’ chart-topping hits and high-energy world tours through a decade-long stint in Denver culminating in the home recording of his first solo offering.

The new album Piano Piano by Jeremiah Fraites is out now, buy it here.

Piano, Piano (Acoustic) Track List

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)

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