Ellie Goulding And Xaphoon Jones Cover The Weeknd’s “High For This”: Listen

Becky Bain | May 30, 2012 11:40 am

As a bit of a lark, Ellie Goulding covered The Weeknd‘s seductive, cinematic song “High For This”, the opening track of the Toronto artist’s debut mixtape House Of Balloons. The Brit singer adds a bit of levity and delight to the somber tune with the help of producer Xaphoon Jones (the non-rapping half of duo Chiddy Bang). “Feels nice to just make songs and put them online,” tweeted Xaphoon. “Yes it does,” agreed Ellie. We concur. Listen below, and grab a free download for yourself.

Take a listen to TheWeeknd’s recording — Ellie and Xaphoon did a good job staying true to the original while making it their own, no?