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M. Ward Shares Cover of the Sugarcubes’ “Birthday”

Out Now via ANTI-

Nov 01, 2021 Photography by Wrenne Evans
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M. Ward has shared a cover of the 1987 song by The Sugarcubes, “Birthday.” It is out now via ANTI-. Listen below

Ward elaborates on the new cover in a press release: “I learned this old song a long time ago but never performed or recorded it until I made this a month ago in Portland—the lyrics have always seemed timeless and southern gothic, like Flannery O’Connor to me. When I shifted the music down a few steps to an open tuning I discovered in the key of B as in ‘birthday.’”

Last year, Ward released the Billie Holiday cover album Think of Spring. Ward’s musical act with Zooey Deschanel, She & Him, have a 10th anniversary reissue of their album A Very She & Him Christmas set for release on November 12 via Merge.

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