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Watch Sufjan Stevens' Spacey Cover of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

May 31, 2012  |  12:57pm
Watch Sufjan Stevens' Spacey Cover of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

At the Sydney Opera House yesterday evening, Sufjan Stevens ended the concert series Planetarium with a synthesized rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Joined by Bryce Dessner of the National and Nico Muhly, the Michigan-native sang the classic song with a cosmic twist during the show’s encore.

The Sydney Vivid Festival brought together the three artists for a musical collaboration which, true to the concert’s title, meditated on our solar system as they performed under a giant, planetary orb. Stevens told the crowd, “I always thought this song was about outer space, but after this week I think it’s actually about Australia.”

You can catch a video of the performance below.

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