Mar 312011

The astute Cover Me reader may have already noticed the disproportionately large number of great covers that come out of BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Perhaps there’s something in the air there, or maybe just a producer who knows how to bring quality covers out of all their performers. British singer-songwriter Jamie Woon recently emerged from the lounge with a cover of Adele‘s “Someone Like You.”

Sure, covers of Adele have probably accounted for almost as much of our bandwidth use as covers of “Born This Way” in recent weeks, but Woon’s version deserves special attention. His simple, acoustic arrangement gives the song a casual, campfire feel, stripping it of any pretension without losing the underlying beauty. Watch the video below.

Check out more Jamie Woon on his website or MySpace.

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