Heart-Shaped Box

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"Heart-Shaped Box"
Single by Nirvana
from the album In Utero
B-side
ReleasedAugust 30, 1993
RecordedFebruary 1993
StudioPachyderm, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
GenreGrunge[1]
Length4:39
LabelDGC
Songwriter(s)Kurt Cobain
Producer(s)Steve Albini
Nirvana singles chronology
"Puss / Oh, the Guilt"
(1993)
"Heart-Shaped Box"
(1993)
"All Apologies" / "Rape Me"
(1993)
Music video
"Heart-Shaped Box" at YouTube

"Heart-Shaped Box" is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana. It was written by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain. It was released on August 23, 1993 as the first single from their third studio album In Utero.

Cobain's wife Courtney Love thought the song was about her, although it was actually written about children with cancer.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Danaher, Michael (August 4, 2014). "The 50 Best Grunge Songs". Paste.
  2. Cross, Charles R. Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain, p.281