Posts Tagged ‘Cover’

20 of the Most Surprisingly Awesome Genre-Crossing Covers

Artists putting their own twist on a favorite is nothing new, but most of the time they stick to their lane, even if they are "making the song their own." An R&B singer pays homage to... Read more »

Watch Haim Cover Beyoncé’s “XO”

Yesterday we got Haim’s fun video for “If I Could Change Your Mind,” and today we see the sisters at BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge taking on a Beyoncé song. It’s tradition for bands that come... Read more »

Ridiculous Covers of Songs From Your Childhood

We have a complicated relationship with covers. Sometimes they can be brilliant re-workings that make us see our favorite songs in a whole new light, or faithful renditions performed with love and respect for the source... Read more »

Watch Ellie Goulding Cover Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors”

Ellie Goulding has a solid track record when it comes to covers. From “Tesselate” to “Your Song,” some of her best work has been her takes on other people’s songs, especially ones that feature minimal backing and... Read more »

Watch MS MR Cover Arctic Monkeys in the Live Lounge

Brooklyn pop duo MS MR were in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge earlier this week, turning in a cover of Arctic Monkeys‘ “Do I Wanna Know?” as well as performing their most recent single “Think of... Read more »

Watch Haim Cover Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough”

Haim stopped by Triple J Radio in Australia for the “Like a Version” series, and for their cover the girls take on Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough.” It’s a pretty faithful take on the song with a twist... Read more »

Watch AlunaGeorge Cover Naughty Boy & Sam Smith’s “La La La”

The lovely Aluna Francis and her partner in crime George Reid stopped by BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge to perform a cover of Naughty Boy and Sam Smith’s UK Number 1 hit “La La La”  for Sara... Read more »

Julia Losfelt – “You Took Your Time (Mount Kimbie Cover)”

I was a bit skeptical when I saw someone had covered one of my favorite tracks off the latest from Mount Kimbie, but then I pressed play. Hailing from Paris, France, Julia Losfelt‘s voice is the... Read more »

Battlekat – “Nothing Compares” (Sinéad O’Connor Cover)

If this is your first time hearing Copenhagen’s Battlekat and you like what you hear, bad news: it sounds like they’re about to end things. But before you get emo over the loss of a band... Read more »

Watch The Killers Cover The Strokes in New York

When you’re performing in New York City, throwing in a Stokes cover is always a classy move. Last night The Killers hit Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn and took on “Is This It.” Watch the performance above.... Read more »

Hear Alice Russell’s Powerful Cover of James Blake’s “Retrograde”

There are certain songs that you just don’t cover unless you’re going to really nail it. James Blake‘s “Retrograde” is one of those songs. It’s flawless, and even halfway through 2013 it’s already guaranteed to end... Read more »

20 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Covers

Cover songs, they lift us up, they plague us, they irk us, they fool us. Sometimes being born too late is the excuse, other times, it's just plain and simple ignorance, but the shock of discovering... Read more »

Watch Tame Impala Cover OutKast’s “Prototype”

Tame Impala covering OutKast? OK. The band stopped by Australia’s triple j radio station for the “Like A Version” segment that has an act cover a song they love. Tame Impala picked “Prototype” by OutKast, one... Read more »

Shadows on Stars – “Little Bit” (Lykke Li Cover)

“Little Bit” is one of Lykke Li‘s cutest songs, but she still manages to weave in some dark undertones, and Shadows on Stars bring that darkness to the forefront for their cover. The Portland duo adds... Read more »

Watch a Grimes-Approved Cover of “Oblivion” by Japanese Artist Miila

Here’s a Grimes-approved cover of “Oblivion,” one of the best songs of 2012, by Japanese artist Miila. Grimes tweeted the link to her Tumblr, where she said, “This is sweet” and included a short description: “This... Read more »