The Jeff Buckley rarity “Sky Blue Skin” is finally released

Recorded during the late singer’s final studio session in 1996.

A rare demo by the late Jeff Buckley, entitled “Sky Blue Skin,” has been officially released.

Recorded during Buckley’s final studio session on September 13, 1996, “Sky Blue Skin” is a dreary, guitar-driven ballad that allows his crushing voice to shine. “Take the pain until it all rings hollow / We learn to loathe the truth as it shines / I already see the ghosts on the sidewalk / Kissing in the hereafter,” he sings.

The track is part of a digital, expanded release of Buckley’s catalog by his estate. His seminal album, Grace, was reissued last week to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Also released was a video for one of his best-known songs off that record, “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over.”

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