Hawthorne Heights with a KILLER cover of Kacey Musgraves ‘Butterflies’ is below.The cover comes from a 2 song cover song project called, Dads of Sad, featuring their takes of “Butterflies” and “8” by Billie Eilish.
“A lot of people are probably going to ask, why the hell is this band covering extremely current pop songs that sound nothing like their band,” frontman JT Woodruff said of the band’s typical emo sound. “The answer is pretty simple. We tweeted at Kacey, just wondering if she had ever listened to us back in the day. And she tweeted some of our lyrics back to us. We thought it was pretty bad ass that musicians in different genres are still connected. Billie Eilish was a similar scenario. She posted a video of her breakdancing to NikiFM, and thought it was super cool. Both of these are very talented artists, who represent the most current side of pop music. Both sound nothing like what we are used to writing. We thought it was a great exercise in trying to make their happy pop songs sound like sad Emo songs.” Check out ‘Butterflies’ below.
AND do not forget, Hawthorne Heights is back in the New Rock Nation on Tuesday, August 20th, at Full Circle Brewing Company – get tickets here