Possibly one of the most intriguing new artists of late, New Zealand’s Ella Yellich-O’Connor delivers a deliciously gloomy performance of Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em” during her recent visit to BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge.
You might best know Jeremih from that one time a year you play his chart-topping “Birthday Sex,” but evidently there’s more to this smooth R&B artist. For instance, did you know he plays the drums? And the keyboard? At the same time? While singing? Well, after watching his cover of Adele‘s “Rumour Has It,” you will.
This Week on Bandcamp rounds up our favorite covers to hit the site in the past seven days.
We’ve already posted on this biggest Bandcamp news this week: that free King of Limbs cover set. Even amidst the indie blog targeting, though, plenty more covers burbled under the surface. Here are the best, for whenever you get sick of Thom Yorke dancing.
You’ve probably seen our birthday tributes to the likes of Tom Petty, Snoop Dogg, and Madonna. Well, today, they say it’s our birthday. We’re gonna have a good time. In fact, we’ve already begun celebrating. This morning we enjoyed a Schoolhouse Rock Song of the Day. We offered up a new vinyl giveaway. We even re-posted our very first post (covers of songs off John Wesley Harding). But this is the big one.
We contacted a bunch of artists we’ve worked with in the past – terrifically talented folk who have all played a role in Cover Me’s history. We asked them to record birthday-themed cover songs for a special three-year celebration album. Find the fruits of their labor below. Eleven brand-new covers of birthday songs both famous (“It’s My Party”) and obscure (“Birthday Boy”), all recorded just for the occasion. You can download high-quality MP3s individually below or the full set (plus a bonus track!) way down at the bottom. Each artist shared their thoughts on the song they chose, so be sure to read those.