MONOGEM’s Lovely Cover Of The Weeknd’s “Earned It”: Idolator Premiere

Bianca Gracie | August 18, 2015 8:00 am

Among the midst of heavyweight pop stars, we occasionally stumble upon some pretty awesome musical gems from up-and-coming artists. The latest comes from MONOGEM, whose cover of The Weeknd‘s “Earned It” we are premiering at Idolator today (August 18).

There have been many covers of the Toronto crooner’s hit tune in the past (Years & Years, Trey Songz, Jess Glynne, etc.), but the Los Angeles singer’s rendition truly transforms it into a completely different take. While The Weeknd’s original version was waltz-y, slow and dramatic, MONOGEM pumps up the haunting factor with her delicate yet commanding vocals and throbbing synths. The end result is truly stunning and quite romantic.

Look out for MONOGEM’s new EP when it drops this Fall, and you can catch her Los Angeles show on September 1 for Tunesday’s acoustic music series at the Soho Mondrian.
Take a listen to her spin on “Earned It,” as well as her video for “Wait And See,” below.

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