Mac Miller Opens His Heart on Bright Eyes Cover 'Lua'

It's not something we would've recommended, but it is one way to live

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Mac Miller, Saddle Creek fan for life Photo by Jolie Ruben for SPIN
Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Mac Miller just became cool and he's willing to risk it all with a bold move: He's shared an earnest cover of a Bright Eyes song. As Noisey points out, the Pittsburgh rapper has recorded his own version of "Lua," a late-night tearjerker first heard on Conor Oberst's 2005 album I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning. Credited to Mac's producer alias Larry Fisherman, the homage is a straightforward rendition, featuring simple strumming and closed-mouth vocals that are sung and, mercifully, not rapped. Though Mac's been known to run with Cool Kid Chuck Inglish, this folky tribute isn't coming out of left field — he covered "First Day of My Life," another tender love note featured on Wide Awake, back in 2012. What, Mac, no love for Digital Ash in a Digital Urn?

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