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.
The most interesting part about Goulding’s cover of the pop song is that while it is most definitely a cover, it feels like a remix at the same time. It’s got the heavy instrumentals, vocals and electronic synths that take the song to a level that the original just couldn’t get to. Goulding’s soft vocals allow the song to dwell slightly on it’s love-wrenched lyrics without making the song appear over the top heartbreaking, and Tempah’s verse breaths a new life into the song that is slightly repetitive in its original verses. While the original might inspire you to lay listening in bed, the cover makes you want to get out and dance. The UK duo does such an amazing job at covering the pop song that audiences will surely be waiting for the two to team up again soon.
Ellie Goulding ft. Tinie Tempah – Hanging On (Active Child cover)
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