Watch This: Latch

Photo Credit - Field Day Festivals

Photo Credit – Field Day Festivals

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’.

Jack Garratt recently graced the live lounge and put his spin on ‘Latch’ by Disclosure, the result was stripped down, mesmerising and utterly haunting.

Which do you prefer?

Watch This: Lay Me Down

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I have long since been 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 George Ezra’s cover of Macy Gray’s ‘I Try’, Chvrches take on Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’, Hozier taking on Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem’ and Ed Sheeran with his spin on an old classic by Christina Aguilera, with ‘Dirrty’.

Now Hozier is at it again, this time with his soulful, stirring and funky take on Sam Smith’s, ‘Lay Me Down’ and it is utterly enthralling.

ps Photo Credit – Vivi Milano.

Watch This: Ship To Wreck

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Photo Credit – Stereo Board

There are very few artists who can match Florence Weltch in terms of haunting vocals and intensity, which exactly what Rhodes has done, with ‘Ship To Wreck’ by Florence and the Machine to boot.

Rhodes recently took to the BBC Live Lounge to give his interpretation of the hit song and the result is nothing short of spectacular. The dreamy, ethereal song is masterfully covered, keeping the haunting and gritty tone, with Rhodes own twist.

It is a cover you’ll be sure to have on repeat for weeks.