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