Yuna, am indie Malaysian singer-songwriter, doing a cover of Nirvana’s Come as You Are. A lot of people have been debating whether Cobain would’ve approved of this version, but frankly, I don’t think it matters (besides, he’d be 45 at this point, and there’s no telling how his tastes would have changed with time). I appreciate any decent attempt at creativity, and I personally like this version a lot.
Do you still remember when we were little?
We were playing in the park,
And you asked me what happens when you die.
I said you forget everything…everything.
‘Even you?’ you asked.
Yes, even me.
You did not want to die. Never forget.
The remains of what we used to have were taken away with the softest squeeze.
How did I forget? How…
From the song Himininn er að hrynja en stjörnurnar fara þér vel by Ólafur Arnalds. Roughly translated from Icelandic, the title means “Even though the sky is falling, the stars are still beautiful…”
Ben Harper, A Better Way
“Gollum’s Song” by Emiliana Torrini. Sad but beautiful.