You know what two of the most covered songs in the history of music are? “Hey Jude” and “Yesterday,” which is a tragedy, because those songs both blow. Hundreds of artists over the years have taken a look at the vast Beatles song menu and thought to themselves, eh, I’ll just order the plain hamburger. What about the overlooked classics, like “ I Wanna Be Your Man”, and “Misery,” and “There’s a Place”? Or even well-known hits you never hear anyone cover anymore, like “She Loves You”?
Someone should cover those songs it occurred to me, after I heard someone do just that: the LA singer-songwriter, and dreadfully SEO-optimized AG.
More on her from her bio:
Stumbling across an artist as fearless as AG is a rare and breathtaking occurrence. Taking risks that most artists would likely shy away from seems to be a favorite hobby of hers. Mixing elements of the traditional singer-songwriter style with 80’s tinges, she comes up with a blend some have compared to Feist or Metric, but manages to infiltrate ears with a signature sound that is all her own.
Well, I don’t know about any of that. Sounds about right, though. Here’s one thing I can confirm that she does really well: cover Beatles songs. The singer, who’s had songs all over the TV landscape, was unknown to me until now, which goes to show that getting noticed by doing versions of other people’s songs is till as viable a career move ever since a couple of goofy bros from Liverpool tried the same thing fifty odd years ago. Listen to a sample below.