By Staff

When Sturgill Simpson announced his new studio album A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, many were surprise by the inclusion of a cover of Nirvana’s “In Bloom.”

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“For me, that song has always summed up what it means to be a teenager, and I think it tells a young boy that he can be sensitive and compassionate,” Simpson told Relix. “I wanted to make a very beautiful and pure homage to Kurt.”

Simpson’s stripped down country take is a drastic departure from the original. Check it out.


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