In honor of the 30th anniversary of its original release, SHAED has released a cover of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”. Originally released on March 2nd, 1992, the Washington D.C.-based group put their own spin on the track.
“Come As You Are” was the second single to be released off of the landmark Nevermind album from Nirvana. It followed the release of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and marked the last time the band had a Top 40 hit on their hands. Recorded in 1991 and produced by Butch Vig, there was some reluctance on even releasing the song as a single due to similarities to Killing Joke’s “Eighties“. Ultimately it was released and the rest, as they say, is history.
SHAED made a name for themselves with the breakout hit “Trampoline” in the summer of 2018. Their album High Dive followed in 2021 and has gone on to top the two billion stream mark. Started by twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst, they met frontwoman Chelsea Lee circa 2009. Chelsea and Spencer began a romantic relationship within a year and just welcomed their first child together in January.
What To Expect
If you’re tuning in to the cover, don’t expect any heavy guitar riffs. Ultimately I think they did a terrific job reimagining the song while paying proper tribute to the original. The uptempo, dancey version might not be what you’d expect. But it just works. Have a listen and let us know in the comment section what you think.
As far as what’s next for the band, there hasn’t been much announced yet. Here’s hoping Chelsea and Spencer enjoy time with their newborn June River. You can stream the track on your favorite platform by linking up here. Be sure to follow along on Twitter and Instagram for updates.
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