Carly Rae Jepsen Gives Years & Years’ ‘King’ An Acoustic Makeover
As is tradition for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, Carly Rae Jepsen performed a stripped-down acoustic version of a popular song by another artist, this time choosing the massively successful song "King" by Years & Years.
Accompanied only by a keyboard and an acoustic guitar, Carly brings an emotional vocal delivery to her version of "King," lending a vulnerable feel to the track that works for her.
Carly's Live Lounge appearance follows her latest release, Emotion, so it wouldn't be out of bounds to hope for an acoustic performance of her current single, the '80s-leaning "Run Away With Me," right? Well, ask and you shall receive:
Sadly, there's no saxophone on this version, but it still manages to showcase Carly's deft songwriting abilities.
Speaking of Emotion, Carly admitted in an interview with PopCrush Nights' Lisa Paige that she had big plans for the album on its release day: "I’m going to hold that CD in my hand and then step on it. It’ll be so therapeutic. In honesty, it’s been the biggest project of my life. I’m very proud of it, but it’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears — even the songs that didn’t make it into this project. I don’t know if I’m going to cry or kiss it…or throw it out the window."
Now that it's been about a month since the release of Emotion, we wonder if Carly went through with her plans of destruction.
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