When we last checked in with jj, we mentioned that R&B covers were sort of their thing. That was 2010 though. This fall, they’ve gone ‘80s pop-rock. Their latest cover finds singer Elin Kastlander gently plucking an acoustic guitar to the Outfield‘s biggest (only) hit “Your Love.” Instead of tweaked-out production and reverb-soaked vocals, it’s a plaintive folksy ballad that is absolutely heart-melting. And it’s performed in a spa to boot.
A few weeks ago, they also did a more elaborate Blondie cover with producer ceo, whom we last heard covering Beyoncé’s “Halo.” That one’s in honor of tennis star Maria Sharapova for some reason, but we’ve got the video and MP3 for that below. Note that the video is only a short clip; the song itself is over five minutes long (the MP3 is the whole thing).
jj – Your Love (The Outfield cover)
ceo and jj – Maria (Blondie cover)
Check out more jj at their label’s website.