There are a number of ways that indie artists cover pop hits – most of them involve paring the song down and bringing in a piano or an acoustic guitar and resting on the laurels of simplicity and a powerful voice. What, then, is an artist to do with a song that’s already characterized by its sadness, by a slow and steady piano and an undefeatable voice, a song like Rihanna‘s “Stay”?
Hannah Georgas answers this question with her take on the song, minimalistic but unique, with stompy percussion, mournfully dreamlike guitar, and an introspectiveness that the original lacks. She takes the song to task, and not only performs it beautifully but truly makes it all her own. And that is something not to be missed. Enjoy.
Check out more from Hannah Georgas at her website.