"Heart Shaped Box" is a killer song by Nirvana. It captures a certain kind of lethargic, mid-’90s teenage angst so well that unfortunately it forever bears the distinction of sounding exactly like an entire record store (remember those?) collectively rolling their eyes at you. Yet it’s still a pretty great song, and it’s basically uncoverable without sounding trite, overdone, or insincere.
But it has now been covered by a Hawaii-born, Lawrence, Kansas-based one-woman-band who goes by Kawehi. And what she manages to do with the song (and one large bottle of red wine, apparently) is nuanced and big and, hey, not trite, overdone or insincere.