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Trivium’s Matt Heafy Covers Sea Shanty On His New “Wellerman” Single


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Trivium vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy has released his take on the sea shanty “Soon May The Wellerman Come“. That song originated in New Zealand in the 1860s and this cover of it emerges a week or two following an explosion of interest in sea shanties thanks to a viral craze on TikTok.

Heafy however states that wasn’t his intention with covering the track, offering the following of his motivation:

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“I didn’t pick ‘Wellerman‘ as a cover to do something ‘viral’. It was one of those songs — when you hear it, ‘it sounds like something Matt Heafy would cover.’ It was suggested by a close pal who thought exactly that.”

Livia Zita (King Diamond, etc.) joins Heafy on the track, which is accompanied on the digital single by folk and a capella renditions.

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