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.”Fans can stream “Dads of Sad” today at https://smarturl.it/DadsOfSad.
Hawthorne Heights are gearing up to hit the road for their very special 15 Year Anniversary Tour celebrating their iconic recordThe Silence In Black And White alongside Emery, who have hit the same milestone for The Weak’s End. For all tickets, please head to http://hawthorneheights.com/.
Upcoming Hawthorne Heights US Tour Dates:
August 28 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
This is the first bit of new music since the band’s latest full length, Bad Frequencies, which was released last year via Pure Noise Records. It was the band’s first full-length release since 2013 and gave fans a look back on why Hawthorne Heights has maintained such a strong presence in the genre while continuously growing, maturing and reflecting on life as musicians and as men. The albumwas produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion).