Watch This: Where Are U Now

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It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of BBC Radio 1 and their Live Lounge sessions. They take the top artists of the moment and give them a new / old / classic / fun song to cover. The results are always interesting and sometimes better than the original.

It spawned some of favourite covers, including Kygo and Parson’ James spin on Tove Lo’s ‘Habits’, The Maccabees, take on ‘Lean On’ by Major Lazer,  Chvrches take on Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’, Ed Sheeran with an old classic by Christina Aguilera, with ‘Dirrty’ and Hozier taking on Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem’.

I recently stumbled upon Florence and The Machine’s cover of ‘Where Are Are Ü Now’ by Skrillex and Diplo, featuring Justin Bieber. It is toned down, in Florence’s signature ethereal and haunting style and promises to be a special listen.

Which do you prefer?

Watch This: 7 Years x Stressed Out

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Photo Credit – Unknown

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of BBC Radio 1 and their Live Lounge sessions. They take the top artists of the moment and give them a new / old / classic / fun song to cover. The results are always interesting and sometimes better than the original.

It spawned some of favourite covers, including Kygo and Parson’ James spin on Tove Lo’s ‘Habits’, The Maccabees, take on ‘Lean On’ by Major Lazer,  George Ezra’s cover of Macy Gray’s ‘I Try’,  Ed Sheeran with an old classic by Christina Aguilera, with ‘Dirrty’ and James Bay’s spin on Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s‘Four Five Seconds’.

Her lilting vocals and piano skills make Frances’s mashup of ‘7 Years’ by Lukas Graham and ‘Stressed Out’ by Twenty One Pilots absolute perfection.

Which do you prefer?

Watch This: Hurricane

Photo Credit - Virgin EMI Records

Photo Credit – Virgin EMI Records

I’ve only recently stumbled upon the phenomenon that is Halsey and the singer is one of the most refreshing artists I have discovered in the past few years. Her unapologetic, frank and honest lyrics and offering is not only exciting but wonderful to see.

Her debut albums ‘Badlands’ is one of best of the year and her live version of her hit ‘Hurricane’ is haunting and incredible to watch.

The 21-year-old is set for global stardom, so keep an eye out.

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