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First Aid Kit Releases Raw Version of 'Fireworks,' Cover Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill' For Spotify Singles: Listen

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Lauren Dukoff

Klara (top) and Johanna Söderberg of First Aid Kit

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit released acoustic versions of their hit song “Fireworks” and Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” today (July 11) for the latest installment of Spotify Singles.

"Fireworks" was a standout song on the duo's 2018 album Ruins, and "Running Up That Hill" proved indubitably suitable for the musical stylings of First Aid Kit. Both tracks deliver beautiful vocals from sisters Johanna and Klara, who poured their heart and souls into the new versions of the songs. 

“We wanted to release a more stripped down version of ‘Fireworks’ that showcases its melody and lyrics. This version reminds us of the original demo we made for the song in our home studio in Stockholm,” the band said in a statement. “As for our cover of ‘Running Up That Hill,’ we started listening to Kate Bush pretty recently and thought the song’s fantastic melody would suit our voices and signature folk rock sound.”

First Aid Kit’s 2018 album Ruins is out now, and tickets for their upcoming The Rebel Heart tour are available here.

Listen to First Aid Kit's Spotify Singles below. 


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