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Watch: Conor Oberst perform “Lua” with Dawes and First Aid Kit

on August 25, 2014, 3:50pm

God only knows why Mac Miller covered Bright Eyes’ “Lua” earlier this year, but I promise you that this version is 100% better. How can I be so sure, you wonder? Because not only does it feature Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst himself, but also Dawes guitarist Taylor Goldsmith and Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit.

Originally appearing on the 2004 Bright Eyes album, I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning, the song is literally given a breath of new life, thanks to Goldsmith’s intricate guitar work and the Söderberg sisters’ angelic harmonies. Listen to the gorgeous rendition, courtesy of the Haldern Pop Festival.

(Read: Conor Oberst’s Top 10 Songs)

Oberst’s latest solo album, Upside Down Mountain, is out now.

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