Future Hit: Grace And G-Eazy’s “You Don’t Own Me” Is The Year’s Coolest Cover Version

Mike Wass | May 11, 2015 7:26 pm
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The number one song on Australian iTunes right now is a cover of Lesley Gore’s 1963 hit “You Don’t Own Me.” The original girl-power anthem has been brought back to life by Brisbane-born vocalist Grace — with a little help from L.A. rapper G-Eazy and legendary producer Quincy Jones. In their capable hands, the song sounds devastatingly current (not much has changed in 52 years) and perfectly showcases the 17-year-old’s soulful pipes.

Beginning with G-Eazy’s tight verse over murky hip-hop beats, “You Don’t Own Me” suddenly blossoms into a soaring, wall-of-sound ballad when Grace rips into the chorus. It then reverts back to a sparse, modern soundscape just as quickly. It should be the musical equivalent of Frankenstein’s monster, but there’s nothing unholy about this tune — apart from its chart potential. The teenager has already been snapped up by RCA Records in the US, so expect to hear a lot more from her very, very soon.

Listen to “You Don’t Own Me” below:

Fun fact: Grace is Conrad Sewell’s little sister. He currently has an international hit on his hands as the voice of Kygo’s “Firestone.” Let us know if you love the song in the comments below.

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