Bright Eyes enlist Phoebe Bridgers to cover Elliott Smith’s ‘St. Ides Heaven’

The track is taken from their 'Letting Off The Happiness: A Companion' EP.
Photo credit: Shawn Brackbill

Bright Eyes have teamed up with Phoebe Bridgers for a cover of Elliott Smith‘s ‘St. Ides Heaven’.

The track is taken from their ‘Letting Off The Happiness: A Companion’, which arrives alongside upcoming reissues of their ‘A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997’, ‘Letting Off The Happiness’ and ‘Fevers and Mirrors albums’.

Each of the albums will come alongside a six-track companion EP featuring five reworked songs from the album and a cover of an artist they “found particularly inspiring at the time of the original recording.”

Conor Oberst explains: “It’s a meaningful way to connect with the past that doesn’t feel totally nostalgic and self-indulgent. We are taking these songs and making them interesting to us all over again. I like that. I like a challenge. I like to be forced to do something that’s slightly hard, just to see if we can.”

You can check out their version of ‘St. Idles Heaven’, featuring additional vocals from Phoebe Bridgers, below.

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