On the anniversary of Kurt Cobain‘s death twenty-six years ago, twenty-four-year-old English musician Tom Misch has posted a chilled-out, laid-back version of Smells Like Teen Spirit.
“Im gunna be uploading relaxing guitar jams and beats ive been making during these crazy times!! stay tuned! xxx” Misch captioned the video, which you can watch below.
Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist for the grunge band Nirvana, was found dead in Seattle from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 27.
London-based producer/singer/songwriter Tom Misch blends hip-hop-inspired beats with smoothly soulful vocals and guitar. The son of an artist and a psychiatrist, he grew up in a home that encouraged creativity, and learned to play violin at a young age via the Suzuki method.
While he was still a child, his family also discovered Misch could sing when he belted out Patrick Watson’s “Man Like You” one day after school.
After listening to rock music for most of his childhood and teens, he discovered hip-hop during his sixth form years thanks to one of his sister’s boyfriends, and was particularly inspired by the work of J Dilla.
Misch started making his own beats and took classes in music technology, and began posting tracks online in 2012.