- 12 Aug 21
This is her contribution to the 'Metallica Blacklist' album.
Phoebe Bridgers has released her cover of Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters'. The track is Bridgers' contribution to the star-studded Metallica Blacklist album (due for release on September 10), which is also set to feature covers from the likes of Moses Sumney, Mac DeMarco, St. Vincent and more.
Bridgers produced the song alongside Ethan Gruska and Tony Berg, and it also features contributions from her frequent collaborators Marshall Vore and Rob Moose. Bridgers, whose most recent album Punisher was hailed by Hot Press as "an expectation-defying album that finds her exploring the grey areas," has turned the rock track into an eerie, lilting, baroque-style indie track.
"I’ve always been a big Metallica fan," the singer explained to Apple Music's Zane Lowe. "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."
Listen to the song below.