Kacey Musgraves Approves of Hawthorne Heights' 'Butterflies' Cover

Hawthorne Heights unveiled a two-song cover project, Dads of Sad, on Monday (July 15), featuring their takes of Kacey Musgraves' “Butterflies” and “8” by Billie Eilish.   

“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," frontman JT Woodruff said of the band's typical emo sound. "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.”  

Musgraves continued her support after the release, responding to the cover on Twitter. "GUYS I’M FREAKING OUT," she wrote. "I just cried at the airport listening."  

Hawthorne Heights are kicking off their 15 Year Anniversary tour in August in celebration of their The Silence In Black And White album.  For all tickets and info, see here.

Listen to Dads of Sad below.

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