“Nothing Compares 2 U,” although originally written by Prince for his side project Family, is infamous due to Irish singer/pope-photo-shredder Sinéad O’Connor. While MORRISMCCLYMONT’s cover may not gain as much renown, it is definitely something else.
Karen Marie Ørsted, better known as Mø, is a Danish singer that caught the attention of the music blogosphere with her debut single and video for her song “Glass.” She has since been working on her debut album, No Mythologies To Follow, which will be released Stateside on February 24th.
The name Nadia Ali may not sound familiar to you, but the electronic singer has been a huge part of the EDM dance scene since the early 2000s. Starting as the lead singer of iiO, Ali has made her mark on the club scene and continues to do so with a blossoming solo career that will far extend the reach of clubgoers. Need proof? Check out this cover of The Police‘s “Roxanne.”
Beyonce has been a non-stop machine ever since the release of her surprise visual album back in December. At the Grammys, she performed “Drunk in Love” with husband Jay-Z and pretty much everyone lost it. Angel Haze, who we have seen show off her vocal range with covers of Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball,” steps up her MC game with this cover of the infectious hit.
Australian psych-rock band Jagwar has been going full speed since their 2013 debut, Howlin’. After some extensive touring, the band returned home and took a pit stop at the Triple J Radio show for the first Like A Version of 2014, taking on Arctic Monkeys “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”
Gnarls Barkley‘s “Crazy” was an inescapable song in 2006 in both its original form and cover renditions. Everyone from The Raconteurs to Nelly Furtado have put their own spin on the highly infectious tune. Although eight years old (yes, you read that correctly), the song still has that freshness to it, and YouTube star Daniela Andrade captures it perfectly with her take on the debut single from Danger Mouse and CeeLo Green.
Last month, Billboard hosted a Women in Music luncheon, honoring pioneering women in the music industry. Janelle Monáe was named as Billboard’s Rising Star – appropriately so - during said luncheon, and to celebrate, Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches delievered a dreamy and dramatic rendition of Monáe’s infectious “Tightrope.”