James Blake reinterpreted Nirvana’s ‘Come As You Are’ during his latest Instagram performance.
The English songwriter has made a habit of these social media performances, broadcast from his home.
Matching his own stellar catalogue against some unusual covers, he’s gone the extra mile to keep fans entertained during quarantine.
A fan invited James Blake to cover the Nirvana classic ‘Come As You Are’, asking him to play a “soft” rendition.
“Soft” is certainly the word on this hushed, Debussy-esque piano piece, one that subverts the chorus-drenched production of the original for something a little more raw.
An effective, poignant performance, it’ll be interesting to see if James Blake will incorporate this in his IRL live sets once lockdown eases.
Jun 28, 2020 at 10:45am PDT
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