Friday, April 11, 2008

Covers, B-sides, and Rarities: Lily Allen

Here are two covers by Lily Allen, which I’ve been surprisingly, enjoying. The first cover, which she performed together with Keane during the Warchild Foundation, goes to show that the British pop crooner can indeed sing, shattering all previous skepticisms that I had. ‘Everybody’s Changing’ sounded a millions time better sung in a female voice, giving it a light-weighted feel matched with a lovely, sparkly arrangement.

|mp3| Lily Allen – Everybody’s Changing (Keane cover)

Not much to say about the second cover, except for this, which I scooped from Stereogum.
Lily Allen, she doesn't like them so much. Remember, she went to the same private school as vocalist Luke Pritchard, dissed them, and ended up covering their tune "Naïve" to make peace. No offense to Lily, because her opinion is appreciated, but if we were members of the Brit pop quartet, we might take more solace in the former than the latter.

|mp3| Lily Allen – Naïve (The Kooks cover)