Phoebe Bridgers shares cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters"

Publish Date
Thursday, 12 August 2021, 4:35PM

Phoebe Bridgers has shared her "baroque" cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" for The Metallica Blacklist compilation album.

“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,” she explained. "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 set to arrive on September 10 and features 53 (!!!) songs, including Weezer's take on "Enter Sandman."

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