Vanessa Carlton’s Cover Of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” Deserves Your Undivided Attention

March 28, 2018 By Jordan Miller

Vanessa Carlton breathes new life into Robyn’s pop gem, “Call Your Girlfriend.”

Vanessa Carlton breathes new life into Robyn’s pop gem, “Call Your Girlfriend.”

Could anyone predict Vanessa Carlton would cover a Robyn track? Probably not, and that’s what makes her rendition so delicious.

On it, Carlton doesn’t reinvent the wheel. Her muted tone rides along the synthy production similar to the original.

FYI, this cover debuted a week ago, but only today did she release a video for it. Unfortunately, Carlton does not make an appearance in it. Instead, it’s a bunch of clips of happy couples from very old movie classics doing what happy couples usually do in movie classics.

 

 

“I love the juxtaposition of this video….how prim and proper these couples are set against a song about betrayal,” she told Billboard.

Obviously, there’s no touching the original, but this is worth a listen anyway.


Like what you hear? There’s more in store… Carlton has plans to release five other covers over the next five months, and this is a solid start.

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