This Nirvana cover is quite… interesting.
On a recent episode of France’s edition of The Voice, a contestant performed a Nirvana cover; the Nirvana song the individual chose is that of “Come As You Are.”
The contestant, Stephen Di Tordo, is really giving it his all when it comes to his Nirvana cover. Although, compared to the vocal notes the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain could hit, this guy has a little more difficulty hitting similar notes.
You can check out the performance of The Voice contestant performing the Nirvana cover below:
“Come As You Are” is a single off of the 1991 Nirvana album Nevermind. “Come As You Are” was the second single released off of Nevermind, the first being “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The song is so incredibly popular, that the home town of the late Nirvana frontman, Aberdeen, Washington, actually adopted the song title as part of a sign welcoming visitors. Said sign reads, “Welcome to Aberdeen: Come As You Are.”
A remix of the song was also used in a trailer for the 2017 Marvel Comics Netflix series The Defenders. This isn’t the only time that Nirvana has found their way into comics though, for another one of the band’s songs made for a huge influence on 2022’s The Batman.
The band’s song, “Something In The Way,” is an essential component to the film; not only is the song featured twice throughout The Batman, but director Matt Reeves has spoken to the song being a major influence for the film. In a conversation with Empire (via Billboard), Reeves shared the following regarding how the song inspired The Batman:
“When I write, I listen to music, and as I was writing the first act, I put on Nirvana’s ‘Something in the Way,’” Batman director Matt Reeves told Empire in December. “That’s when it came to me that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we’ve seen before, there’s another version who had gone through a great tragedy and become a recluse. So I started making this connection to Gus Van Sant’s Last Days, and the idea of this fictionalized version of Kurt Cobain being in this kind of decaying manor.”
Words by: Michael Pementel