Phoebe Bridgers is among the artists who contributed their version of a Metallica song to the upcoming album, The Metallica Blacklist, due out on September 10th. She has now shared her cover of “Nothing Else Matters,” which features contributions from frequent collaborators Marshall Vore and Rob Moose, according to Pitchfork.com.
Bridgers recently told Apple Music 1's Zane Lowe, “It was just so fun to take a part in it. I feel like my version almost sounds baroque. Literally, James (Hetfield) does all sorts of weird octave jumps and stuff that I can’t do, and I almost have a Billie Eilish approach of right by the microphone, performing it the opposite of them, which was really fun to lean into.”
She added, “I’ve always been a big Metallica fan. I think it’s funny, my intro to them was probably way later than so many people who have always loved them. But when I was a teenager, I went to Outside Lands, and I definitely knew Metallica songs from video games and stuff, but I went to Outside Lands and saw their set and was like, “This is a rock band. It’s kind of a gateway to metal because they’re so hooky and you can hold onto so much of it and it actually can get stuck in your head. So that’s what I’ve always loved about Metallica is that they don’t shy away from a great hook.”