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IAN SWEET Covers Broken Social Scene’s ‘Anthems for Seventeen Year Old Girl’

IAN SWEET – the project of NYC artist Jilian Medford – has shared a cover of Broken Social Scene’s ‘Anthems for Seventeen Year Old Girl’. Listen to it below.

Speaking about the track, Medford said:

Broken Social Scene’s music has always felt like the equivalent of a hug, and I think at some point everyone has to have *that* moment with ‘Anthems For A Seventeen Year-Old Girl.’ Or maybe you have it more than once. This song hits different for me now than it did when I was actually 17, and I imagine it’ll hit a little different each year I get further away from that version of myself. It so poignantly nails the difficulty of trying to exist within the moment of being a teenager while you’re simultaneously looking towards the inevitable transitions looming on the horizon. You want to cry.. and you should cry.

Simply put: It. Fucking. Crushes.

And even though covering someone else’s work is weird and strange and almost always feels like perhaps it shouldn’t be done, I’m willing to say effusively that I never want to escape this song. With this small act, perhaps now I can’t! The original is essential, other covers have taken it to amazing places as well, and now I’ve recorded my version hoping a few more people will get to shout the lyrics at the top of their lungs and FEEL FUCKING INCREDIBLE doing so. Here’s hoping a thousand more artists do the same and that this song just never dies.

Earlier this year, ‘Anthems for Seventeen Year Old Girl’ was covered by yeule for Jane Schoenbrun’s upcoming horror film I Saw the TV Glow. IAN SWEET released her most recent album, SUCKER, last year.

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