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.
Yes, we know 2010 ended a while ago, but the tributes just keep coming. The latest comes from Irish record label Quarter Inch Collective. They recruited their favorite artists to look back on 2010 with some covers on their new release Quompilation. Thirteen bands put their spin on 2010 hits (Rihanna’s “Rude Boy”) and indie gems (Villagers’ “Becoming a Jackal”). There’s the obligatory Kanye West nod, but generally the choices prove refreshingly unusual.