Cover songs.

Lately, I’ve been enjoying listening to artists do covers of songs that are totally unconventional. For example, artists who go into BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge are often covering songs that are a far from their own genres: Little Mix did a cover of I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine covered Take Care by Drake and Ben Howard did a cover of Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. The great thing about these types of covers is that they show exactly how versatile a lot of artists are and how creative they can be. While some will take the song and cover it exactly as the original artist performs it, others will put a spin on it or turn it into a song that could be from their own genre. Though I’m sure BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge covers are not the only places to find these unconventional covers, they are ones that I quite enjoy. With that said, I’ve just discovered Ed Sheeran and Passenger’s cover of No Diggity vs. Thrift Shop this evening and I cannot get it off repeat. These guys are absolutely incredible and for two folk/indie artists to cover two R&B songs is gnarly! The best part about it though is that their folk/indie roots still come through both songs. It’s incredible what some artists can do. I highly recommend you give a listen to some of these unconventional covers because they are truly fantastic.

BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge covers
Ed Sheeran and Passenger’s cover


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