Internet fame is a fickle friend. For some, it turns you into the next teen sensation and even inspires its own ‘Fever.’ For others, one of the biggest jokes to date (“Friday”). You may not have heard of Steffaloo yet, but your cool 17-year-old neighbor with two thousand Tumblr followers has. Steffaloo manages a cult online following with everything she does, whether it be photography, blogging, or yes, even music.
The LA lady has already begun to make a name for herself through collaborations with soon-to-be indie darlings such as blackbird blackbird and Sun Glitters. Always ahead of the curve, Steffaloo posted a few new covers on her SoundCloud page, and it is easy to see how she has maintained that effortless cool.
Layered ethereal vocal harmonies dance with soft ukulele in her covers of Feist’s “Let It Die,” Jesse Wood’s “Neon Rose,” and even Wham!’s infectious 1980s hit “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” While the first two seem to sync somewhat with the originals, the last is a nice twist on something that almost always makes listeners of a certain age think of Zoolander‘s Orange Mocha Frappachinos.
So maybe you haven’t seen a meme generator with her face on it, but it can be safely assumed that you will see her name-checked on your favorite holier-than-thou music blog in the near future.
Check out Steffaloo’s website for her other artistic ventures.