WTF: Mac Miller Covers The Bright Eyes Ballad “Lua”


Mac Miller has released a variety of odd musical offerings through his alter-ego Larry Fisherman, but last night he outdid himself with the debut of a Bright Eyes cover that is sure to have indie kids tweeting up a storm in no time.

Accompanied by only an acoustic guitar, Miller does his best to croon the lyrics of Conor Oberst during his rendition of “Lua.” The song’s semi-tragic tale of lost souls clinging to one another (as well as their addictions) on a cold night plays as well as ever, even if Miller’s voice is in no way comparable to Oberst’s. You can stream the cover below.

This is not the first time Mac Miller has covered Bright Eyes. Click here to stream his take on “First Day Of My Life,” which was released in 2013.

There will be those who instantly dismiss Mac Miller tackling Bright Eyes because it’s a little outside the box, but I dare say he did the original justice with this cover. It’s not all that different necessarily, but you can tell Miller connects with the lyrics in a way that is very personal, and relaying that emotion to tape is all it takes to connect with fans on a global scale.

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  • K. Bennett

    Loving it. One of my favorite artists covering one of my favorite artists.