Phoebe Bridgers Covers Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”
Phoebe Bridgers has shared a cover Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters,” her contribution to The Metallica Blacklist. According to Tidal, Bridgers produced her cover with Ethan Gruska and Tony Berg. It also features contributions from frequent collaborators Marshall Vore and Rob Moose. Listen to Phoebe Bridgers’ “Nothing Else Matters” below.
Speaking with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Bridgers said, “It was just so fun to take a part in it. I feel like my version almost sounds baroque. Literally, James [Hetfield] does all sorts of weird octave jumps and stuff that I can’t do, and I almost have a Billie Eilish approach of right by the microphone, performing it the opposite of them, which was really fun to lean into.”
Bridgers also said:
I’ve always been a big Metallica fan. I think it’s funny, my intro to them was probably way later than so many people who have always loved them. But when I was a teenager, I went to Outside Lands, and I definitely knew Metallica songs from video games and stuff, but I went to Outside Lands and saw their set and was like, “This is a rock band. It’s kind of a gateway to metal because they’re so hooky and you can hold onto so much of it and it actually can get stuck in your head. So that’s what I’ve always loved about Metallica is that they don’t shy away from a great hook.
The Metallica Blacklist is out September 10 and includes additional covers from Weezer, J Balvin, Miley Cyrus, St. Vincent, and many others.
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