Dave Bayley, the frontman of Glass Animals, has shared his unique cover of Nirvana song ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ as part of his new ‘Quarantine Covers’ series.
Bayley is joining a number of artists who have decided to take live music to an online platform in order to provide entertainment for the thousands of people currently in self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease was first officially identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of March 21st, more than 285,699 cases of COVID-19 have been officially confirmed but the actual number is thought to be much higher due to substantial under-reporting of cases.
With more than 11,875 people having died from the virus, COVID-19 has now spread into more than 180 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and North America. Given the exponential growth in cases in countries like Italy and Spain, the WHO have now stated that Europe was the current centre of the pandemic.
As the likes of Kevin Morby, Neil Young, Dirty Projectors and more take their music online, Bayley has joined with a rendition of Nirvana’s 1993 In Utero hit ‘Heart-Shaped Box’. “Dear friends,” the Glass Animals man says in the YouTube description. “I’ve been quarantined in my studio. So I’m taking requests for covers. keep sending over ideas and I’ll try a couple of ’em.
“Miss you all stay safe and take care of each other in this strange time. Love Dave.”
Stream the song, below.