Rising songstress, Greya, slows down Kelly Clarkson’s iconic “Since U Been Gone” for a smoldering, dark and dramatic version that builds to an astonishing climax – proving without question that Greya has the pipes to match the legends. Recorded as part of the Salinger (*not our) Songs Cover Series, this version features production by Chris Keup, beats by Chris De Luca (re-mixer of Wu Tang Clan, Bjork), keyboards by Daniel Clarke (War On Drugs), and additional background vocals from indie-soul artist, Sanders Bohlke. Watch here.
Throughout The Salinger (*not our) Songs Cover Series, the rising artists put their own personal spin on each of the iconic songs, from classics to current hits, resulting in some unexpected moments throughout the series. The motivation behind each cover varies – in many instances though, the original artist is a friend or early champion of the featured artist – and the new arrangement serves as a “thank you” from one artist to the other. A song may also have been an early inspiration or just a persistent ear worm to be claimed and re-contextualized. New songs will be released weekly over the next several months, featuring the roster and friends of the VA-based publishing company, including: Greya, Austin & Michael York of Sleepwalkers, Kristen Schaeffer, Chris Keup, Carl Anderson, Sarah White, Elizabeth Young and Colin & Caroline.