Carly Rae Jepsen Covers (And Slays) Years & Years’ “King”

September 17 2015, 10:13 am

Carly Rae Jepsen Premieres "Runaway With Me"

Carly Rae Jepsen’s glorious pop comeback just keeps on giving.

The “I Really Like You” singer was the latest to take on BBC Radio 1’s famous Live Lounge, where artists can showcase more acoustic renditions of their material and cover another artist’s song.

Jepsen first performed a more minimal version of her new single “Run Away With Me,” relying on her voice and the melodies for a brilliant performance.

For the cover, she opted for Years & Years’ “King” – one of our favourites of the year – and did a wonderful job, stripping back the synth-pop original and performing with just a guitar and keyboard.

Her new album “E·MO·TION” is an 80-sinspired, synth-pop dream and lies close to Years & Years’ own sound – probably why her voice is so suited to the song – but it has me thinking that a collaboration between the two would be perfect.

Make it happen, guys.

Watch Carly’s cover below and listen to “Run Away With Me” here (around the 2:01:05 mark.)

What do you think?