FINNEAS covers Bon Iver for Spotify Singles’ Best New Artist campaign

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FINISHED recorded the very first tracks from Spotify’s new Los Angeles-based studio for the Spotify Singles series. Spotify celebrates emerging talent nominated in the GRAMMY Best New Artist category with a special Singles series.

For side A, FINNEAS reimagined their song “Medieval” as an intimate piano ballad with their powerful vocals front and center. The B-side is a cover of Bon Iver’s “Flume,” where his breathy vocals complement the original perfectly.

For the second year in a row, Spotify will be collaborating with numerous BNA-nominated artists on exclusive recordings, with each nominee reinventing one of their own hit songs, as well as a tribute cover of a former BNA nominee.

Said FINNEAS, “Honored to finally be able to step into Spotify’s brand new and beautiful studios to record these songs in these special arrangements.”

In January, FINNEAS returned with the official music video for “Children all die.”

The track is taken from her critically acclaimed debut album, Optimistic, now available through Interscope Records. Filmed in Los Angeles, the clip was directed by Philip Andelman.

In the moving video, FINNEAS wanders the streets of Los Angeles, lamenting the state of the world, before entering a jewelry store and smashing windows while singing hard-hitting bars such as “How can you sing love when the children are all dying?”

Speaking about the meaning of the song, FINNEAS says, “Even though we live in a time of chaos and uncertainty, the human experience will never exclude love, sex, fun, leisure and adventure. If you are in love, you will write a love song. This is how the brain works.

“As a producer-artist, you never give yourself enough time to work on your own music,” Finneas explained of the project. “Unfortunately, no one is going to direct me and tell me to produce my own album but me.”

Stream FINNEAS Spotify Singles.

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