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Broken Social Scene cover Tom Waits' 'I Don't Wanna Grow Up'


Spotify has been running a great feature recently. They’ve been inviting artists to come in to the studio and perform two tracks. One, a live session recording of one of their own tracks and the second is to be a cover of one of their most loved tracks.

It was time for Broken Social Scene to grace this opportunity and they’ve done so with a truly heart-warming cover of Tom Waits’ ‘I Don’t Wanna Grow Up’. They also performed a live session recording of their track ‘Skyline’ taken form their recent album The Hug Of Thunder.

A great cover should always pay homage to the original but not copy it. That’s what Broken Social Scene have done as they stretch the track a little, add in some more atmospherics and a few softer melodies – but the sentiment is still very much the same.

Take a listen below.