Well this is a pretty unexpected cover. Usher performed Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” on BBC Radio 1 as part of his “Live Lounge Special.”
I was expecting him to change the arrangement a bit — put some sort of soulful spin on it — but he sticks pretty well to the originally vibe. He even pulled out an electric guitar and denim vest to tap into his inner rock child. He’s getting a bit of flack for it but I love when artists cross genres. What do you think of it?
Watch it here:
If I could turn every song into a good acoustic version, I would. “Acoustic that please,” can be my new catch phrase.
Today Jessie J acoustified Rihanna’s “We Found Love” for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. The live version really showcases her pipes and puts a new spin on the song. I won’t say I like it better than the original, but it’s a fresh take on a song I’ve heard a little too much of lately. The singer also performed an acoustic version of her song “Domino,” but if you have to catch one out of the two, I’d definitely give this one a go.