London-based singer and rapper Example is no stranger to covers or Radio 1’s popular Live Lounge, having previously taken on Katy Perry, among others, during his appearances on the program. This week he visited with a timely cover of the Arctic Monkeys single “Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair.” Example’s rendition of the awkwardly-named track coincides with the release of the Arctic’s fourth album, Suck It and See, which hit the shelves this week.
The cover-blogging-internet-music-webosphere is exploding. Or imploding. Or just ploding generally. Basically… a lot of new covers have cropped up in the past 24 hours.
The Bon Iver-featuring Gayngs take a leisurely stroll through the recently-incarcerated George Michael’s “One More Try” with help from Har Mar Superstar. The Morning Benders trot a bit faster through a Ram classic for a new mixtape. Japandroids throw a PJ Harvey cover on the b-side of their new seven inch. Phospherescent hits the heavens with a faithful “Across the Universe.” Example unleashes his inner teenie-bopper with the 274th cover of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.”