Some of you might recognize British actress and songwriter Amelia Warner from her work on the silver screen, but after watching her music video in which she covers The Smiths‘ classic “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” it might be hard to remember her for anything but her delicate voice. Her debut album Renditions is being released December 12th under her nom-de-song Slow Moving Millie, so it seems fitting that her Smiths cover was chosen for this year’s John Lewis Christmas Advertisements, which have previously featured covers by Ellie Goulding and Taken By Trees.
Covering such a classic song isn’t easy, especially one that has been covered so extensively over the years. Millie’s take modernizes the song with soft piano that compliments her quiet tone. The video is shot outside during the strikingly appropriate season of fall, which makes the song resonate even more. While it doesn’t take huge leaps from the original in terms of instrumentals, the female vocals almost make one forget that the song ever belonged to Morrissey.
Slow Moving Millie – Please Please Please Let Me Get What I want (Smiths Cover)
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