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Bright Eyes, Phoebe Bridgers collaborate on cover of Elliott Smith’s ‘St Ides Heaven’

Bright Eyes have recruited Phoebe Bridgers for a cover of Elliott Smith’s “St Ides Heaven.”


The cover comes from Bright Eyes’ forthcoming Letting Off The Happiness: A Companion. That album is part of the band’s upcoming Companion series releases. The first three of those albums will be out on May 27th via Dead Oceans. Now, Bright Eyes and Bridgers have previewed the collection with their own brooding rendition of Elliott Smith’s “St Ides Heaven.”


The cover sees the musicians turning the track into a rock-driven anthem. On Bright Eyes and Bridgers’ version of “St Ides Heaven,” they swap out Smith’s acoustic riffs for raw, noisy electric guitar-driven melodies.


Listen to Bright Eyes and Phoebe Bridgers’ cover of “St Ides Heaven” below.



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