Alessia Cara has previously dazzled us with original takes on Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and Nick Jonas’ “Levels,” just to name a few. So, theoretically, it should be a bit of a tired narrative to proclaim that she’s lent her magic touch to yet another cover song. And yet, she continues to be full of satisfying surprises that are too sweet to resist.
For her latest conquest, the 19-year-old visited the “Elvis Duran Morning Show,” where she covered Selena Gomez’s Revival single “Same Old Love.” Accompanied by just an acoustic guitar, Alessia strips the tune of its gloss, bombast and Charli XCX-assisted backing vocals, opting instead to let her warm but punchy voice do the heavy lifting. And, as is customary by now, she makes it look simply effortless.
Listen to the cover below, be blown away… you know the drill by now.
Alessia’s debut album, Know-It-All, released in November, and she’s currently on the road for her first-ever headlining tour. Who knows… maybe she’ll even add “Same Old Love” to the setlist. We definitely wouldn’t be opposed.