As Haerts gear up to release the deluxe edition of their 2018 album New Compassion, they’re premiering one of its bonus tracks, the acoustic version of the album’s title track, via Billboard today (June 20).
Singers Nini Fabi and Benny Gebert’s harmonies are on full display, with nothing but acoustic guitars to back them up. “The acoustic versions are a lot like the way the songs started, written very simple with guitar or piano and our voices,” the band tells Billboard.
The stirring acoustic rendition can be found on New Compassion (Deluxe) which arrives tomorrow (June 21) via Arts and Crafts. The album features seven revamped versions of songs from the 2018 album, including three acoustic performances, and four live recordings from the last show of their New Compassion Tour, which took place at the intimate Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles on Dec. 17, 2018.
“We wanted to capture the energy in the room, and the way the songs enter a different world in the live performance through the connection with our audience,” the band says of the L.A. recordings. “It was a small club and it was packed and hot, and at the end we all made a circle with the audience and danced, and there were flowers flying through the air. It was a magical night.”
Listen to the new version of “New Compassion” one day early below.