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If you love Metallica's "Sad But True" as much as we do, then today is your lucky day. Earlier this morning, the Cali institution shared an unreleased studio take of the groove-metal standard from their upcoming "Black Album" deluxe box set, and now St. Vincent is getting in on the action with her own cover of "Sad But True."
The indie-rocker's take on the "Black Album" highlight is part of the other project that Metallica are releasing to celebrate their 1991 opus's 30th birthday, The Metallica Blacklist Album, which features 53 artists from across the musical spectrum putting their own spins on these timeless metal classics.
The Grammy-winning St. Vincent is one of the higher profile guests on the track list, and she's delivered a neo-funk version of "Sad But True" that comes hot on the heals of her Stevie Wonder-inspired new album, Daddy's Home. The track replaces Lars Ulrich's drumming with a mechanized thwack and gives James Hetfield's vocal melodies a steamy makeover, but the guitar heroics are still intact.
It's a definitively un-metal take, but St. Vincent is a shredder nonetheless. Take a listen above via YouTube.
The Metallica Blacklist Album is due out September 10th alongside the "Black Album" deluxe box set, which we have available for sale over in our shop.