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Jack White Covers Nirvana’s ‘Heart Shaped Box’ At Malaysia Show

Jack White shared an unexpected cover at a recent performance in Malaysia, unveiling his take on Nirvana’s 1993 single ‘Heart Shaped Box’. White debuted the cover at his show in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, 16th November.

White’s live sets typically feature few covers other than tracks from blues icons like  Son House, Howlin’ Wolf, or Lead Belly, though recent performances have included covers from the likes of U2. Due to White’s noted disdain towards mobile phones being used during his shows footage of the cover has been sparse, but some has found its way online.

Jack White – ‘Heart Shaped Box’ (Nirvana cover)

White adds a bluesy flair to the grunge classic by way of his unique vocals, and leans into the communal experience with a big sing-along chorus. It’s unclear whether ‘Heart Shaped Box’ will make any further appearances in White’s sets, or if this was a one-time affair.

This weekend saw White make his return to Australian shores, performing his first solo performance in the country since 2012 as part of a one-off appearance Adelaide’s Harvest Rock festival. Last in the country for The Saboteurs’ debut shows in 2019, White is yet to announce a larger tour of the country in support of his recent albums Fear Of The Dawn and Entering Heaven Alive.

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