Rina Sawayama Covers Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’: Listen

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To hear her tell it, Sawayama is pretty happy with how her cover turned out. The singer tweeted out a link to the song, while offering up a few of her own thoughts on how she and Clarity interpreted the tune. “@clarenceclarity and I 100000% understood the assignment,” she wrote in one tweet, following it with another praising her take on the song’s bridge; “HUSH LITLE BEYBEH is my fave part what’s urs.”

Sawayama’s not the only one who shared a new cover off of the upcoming covers album: British rock group IDLES also shared their contribution to the project with a distorted, avant-punk cover of “The God That Failed.” The sped-up, fuzzed-out rendition features frontman Joe Talbot talk-singing throughout, while letting the bass and guitar lines shine as they shred through the Metallica classic.

The Metallica Blacklist will feature more than 50 different artists, all offering different covers of the 12 songs off the band’s 1991 self-titled album, popularly referred to by fans as The Black Album. Thus far, artists such as Miley Cyrus (with Elton John), J Balvin, Chris Stapleton, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers and many others have shared their interpretations before the album’s release on Friday, Sept. 10.

Check out Sawayama’s official cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” below, and pre-order The Metallica Blacklist here.


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