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?