In what comes as a pleasant surprise to most, Ellie Goulding takes on Hozier’s Grammy-nominated hit “Take Me To Church,” opting for a slowed-down, tame and synth-saturated rework to the original’s soulful and bluesy feel.
On May 28th, Ellie Goulding released her rendition of Alt-J’s “Tessellate” on her SoundCloud. While the tune was already beautiful, the new video accompanying her cover adds to the slinky and sultry mood.
UK Singer/Songwriter Ellie Goulding is no stranger to the cover song. We’ve brought you numerous of her covers before, and she is finally back with an all new cover of pop singer Active Child’s “Hanging On.” She is joined on the track by fellow UK rapper Tinie Tempah who ads an entirely new verse to the Active Child song. It might be Tempah’s refreshing verse or the electronic club feel Ellie added to the song, either way there is something about this cover that really, really works.
In 1988, American alternative rock band Pixies released one of their most widely known tracks, “Where Is My Mind?” Coincidentally, that same year, Sunday Girl – née Jade Williams – was born in the UK. Now that she’s all grown up and growing in popularity as a budding pop artist (she toured with Ellie Goulding back in 2010), she’s been releasing a steady flow of new music lately, including her own rendition of one of Pixies’ biggest hits.
The beautiful thing about the Internet, aside from LOLCats and Rage Comics, is the ability for anyone to get their fifteen minutes in the spotlight. Take YouTube user AaronicStuff, for example. The teen, real name (shockingly) Aaron, has gone to great lengths to create what is surely the most memorable of dubstep covers in a while.
Not too long ago, we brought you Ellie Goulding’s covers of Elton John’s “Your Song” and Rihanna’s “Only Girl.” This week, the British singer/songwriter appeared on BBC ‘s Live Lounge and performed the Knife’s 2003 song “Heartbeats.” Like Goulding, “Heartbeats” is no stranger to covers. José González’s soft acoustic version has been cropping up on TV and in movies since he recorded it in 2006.