Nick Ward has covered blink-182's Adam's Song for triple j's Like A Version segment, stripping back the track to highlight his vocals, as well as E^ST's, who joined him for the performance. The track appears on blink's 1999 album Enema Of The State, and is seen as one of the most emotional moments of their discography.
Nick's version of Adam's Song slows down the track, swapping the driving electric guitar of the original for cello, piano and acoustic guitar. Chris Lanzon, Jerome Blazé and Ruby Coulston also performed as part of the band, and it's a haunting cover that we'll remember for a long while.
E^ST also appears on Nick's recent single Funeral, which they performed alongside the band for the original portion of Like A Version. The single will feature on Nick's upcoming EP Brand New You, which is set to be released on April 29th.
Speaking as part of the interview that delves into the cover, Nick explained, “I decided on covering the song like four years ago, because I feel like every indie musician has that song that they want to do for Like A Version."
He went on to explain why he stripped back Adam's Song, and revealed, "I chose this song in particular because I feel like the lyrics and the songwriting didn't really match up with the way the song was originally presented. It was kind of like this pop-punk thing and the video was a normal pop-punk video." With this cover, Nick and his band brought out every ounce of emotion that's present in the original.
You can check out their cover of Adam's Song below. It'll bring a tear to your eye, and we think this is going to be one of our favourite Like A Versions of 2022.