VIDEO: Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit (Daniel Johns Cover)’

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Daniel Johns

Natalie Imbruglia’s ex-husband (and Silverchair’s former lead singer) Daniel Johns still has it in him. He’s on the ivories for this reimagination of the classic ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, backed only by a harpist at Triple J’s Beat The Drum. For the first time, we can actually understand the the heartfelt lyrics that Cobain expressed, and in a completely different light, too. Whether you’re a fan of Nirvana or not, this calculated, mellifluous twist on the grunge anthem is one that everybody’s got to take a listen to. 

It’s long (seven minutes), but it only gets better towards the end. Enjoy.

More videos from Triple J’s Beat The Drum here.

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