Listen to Kurt Cobain's dark, haunting cover of the Beatles "And I Love Her"
Last May, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen announced the release of a new, full-length Kurt Cobain album to coincide with the film’s DVD and Blu-Ray release. Nirvana fans the world over immediately knew that it would be something heartbreaking, shattering, and special — and now, we have our first taste of what’s to come.
The first track off the album — a cover of The Beatles’ “And I Love Her” — has just been released on Spotify, and while the track originally leaked online last April, this is its first official release. The song might come as a surprise to some long-term fans, given that Cobain was once quoted saying, “I like The Beatles, but I hate Paul McCartney.” Nonetheless, it only takes one listen to know that this cover is magic.
Rather than a light and pretty love song, the track takes on something deeper and more devastating. It’s beautiful in a completely different way; dark and lovely and full of emotion. With Cobain on vocals and guitar, “And I Love Her” is unrecognizable and haunting. We can’t get it out of our heads or our hearts.
According to Morgen in an interview with Rolling Stone, the highly anticipated new album will include previously unreleased Nirvana demos, along with a plethora of Cobain’s home recordings and cover songs. We can’t wait to hear the rest of it.
(Image via MTV Unplugged.)