Hey Monday’s Cassadee Pope Covers “Torn”: Idolator Premiere

It’s a new day for Cassadee Pope. The spritely singer best known as the frontwoman of pop-punk outfit Hey Monday sets off this week on her first-ever solo tour, and to help set the tone for her intimate, acoustic performances, she’s recorded a soulful rendition of “Torn”, the infectious, angsty 90s smash made famous by Natalie Imbruglia (though originally recorded by alt-rock band Ednaswap). It’s an intriguing hint of what may be on the horizon for Pope as she prepares to road-test a handful of her own original songs. Listen below and you’ll see the Hey Monday singer has talent for days.

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What makes “Torn” the perfect song for Pope to cover? “I absolutely love it. It’s one of those songs that you can take and twist in any which way you want, so I decided to take the more intimate approach,” she said in a new video. (See the full video today on Buzznet). Indeed, she slows down the original enough to draw just a little extra ache from the lyrics, and her vocals — often cranked up for maximum sunniness on Hey Monday’s hits — sound beautifully delicate against the piano and violins.

Pope has said she expects to play what the fans want to hear on her new tour, and we expect they’re going to want to her this one every night. (If you’d like to see for yourself, you’ll have a chance to win tickets this week on Buzznet and PureVolume).

Like what you hear? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments, and hear more from Cassadee on her Facebook and Twitter.

  • http://www.lettinlyricsspeak.com Lindsay

    Cassadee does an incredible job with this infectious track! Her voice is a perfect fit for the acoustic and slower piano rendition. I hope she officially records this so we can buy it, supporting her and the cover of a great song :)

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  • http://www.kellcutie101.tumblr.com Kelly

    Cass is just amazing <3 I love this soooo much

  • xKRBSx

    Im not a fan of her voice because sometimes it becomes annoying with all the whinning and squicky voice but i think she did a beautiful job on this cover, don’t know why but i always like her covers better than her own songs.. anyways it was pretty good so i hope she keeps up the good work

  • Amber

    Amazing. I love her voice and the emotion that she can envoke when she sings. Cassadee Pope is a beautifully gifted singer.

  • Michelle

    WOW! This is an amazing cover, it really shows how strong and beautiful her voice is. Great job Cassadee!!

  • Brandon

    This is incredible. Your gonna be great on your solo tour Cass. Good luck!

  • Amy

    Sorry, but I didn’t like it.

  • Regan

    This sounds so amazing!! Cassadee did an incredible job of covering this :) I am so bummed that I can’t make it to her tour!! The closest show is 13 hours away. -_-

  • Ysa

    One Direction did the cover better. Just sayin.