Featuring Covers of
Butterflies (Originally Performed by Kacey Musgraves)
8 (Originally Performed by Billie Eilish)

Hawthorne Heights have released a special 2-song cover project entitled ‘Dads of Sad’ today. Featuring their takes of ‘Butterflies’ by Kacey Musgraves and ‘8’ by Billie Eilish, this release showcases a band unafraid to take risks, looking at some of the biggest pop songs of right now through Hawthorne Heights’ signature emo tinted glasses. ‘So much has changed in that span of time, some better, some worse, but we try not to let anything hold us back. The best part of music for me is reaching beyond borders and boundaries.  Blurring the lines within a strange industry and marketplace is what keeps your blood pumping after all this time.’ shares front man JT Woodruff.

Woodruff continues ‘A lot of people are probably going to ask, why the hell is this band covering extremely current pop songs that sound nothing like their band.  The answer is pretty simple. We tweeted at Kacey, just wondering if she had ever listened to us back in the day. And she tweeted some of our lyrics back to us. We thought it was pretty bad ass that musicians in different genres are still connected.  Billie Eilish was a similar scenario.  She posted a video of her breakdancing to NikiFM, and thought it was super cool. Both of these are very talented artists, who represent the most current side of pop music.  Both sound nothing like what we are used to writing. We thought it was a great exercise in trying to make their happy pop songs sound like sad Emo songs.’

You can listen to both tracks here or by clicking the image below.

Hawthorne Heights will be returning to the UK for a one-off special show supporting Silverstein on their 20th Anniversary tour.

You can see the band at:

8th February o2 Academy Islington London

Tickets on sale now

Hawthorne Heights is composed of JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, Backing Vocals), Chris Popadak (Drums). The band has remained dedicated to their fans and has maintained a hard-working DIY mentality over the course of their 14-year career while delivering monumental albums like The Silence in Black And White and If Only You Were Lonely.

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