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CoSigned singer Låpsley is only 19 years old, but she’s already mastered the art of wringing out every bit of emotion from a song. It’s not just the British prodigy’s own material which features this rawness, however, as evidenced by her chilling cover of The Weeknd’s “The Hills”.
Here, instead of simply remaking Abel Tesfaye’s hit single, Låpsley chooses to turn the original into an icy, poignant piano ballad. The song — which has popped up during her concerts since last November — has essentially been completely reimagined. If there was anyone who could flip the late-night hook-up anthem into something more sentimental, it’d certainly be Låpsley.
Check out her Sirius XMU cover below.
Låpsley’s full-length debut, Long Way Home, is due out on March 4th through XL.