Back in April, country quartet Little Big Town showed reigning pop-culture queen Lady Gaga--who'd just released a "country" version of her hit "Born This Way"--how to authentically twang up a song with their own down-home take on her tune.
As far as we know, British sensation Adele--despite being a fan of country music--hasn't attempted to follow in Gaga's footsteps in this exact manner. However, Little Big Town gamely decided to cover her No. 1 single "Rolling In The Deep" anyway.
And guess what? It's doggoned great. I cannot say anything bad about this, seriously. Adele's bluesy smash manages to sound even more urgent and raw when LBT pare it down and lay some harmonies on it. Listen for yourself!
LBT has put their unique spin on several non-country songs as part of their popular "Scattered, Smothered, and Covered" series featured on their official site--besides Gaga and Adele, they've tackled hits by the Script and Bruno Mars. The quartet seems to have a real knack for choosing just the right song, then covering it in a way that doesn't (contrary to the series title) smother the original at all. That's a harder feat than you'd think!
What do you think of LBT's cover of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep"? Do you like it as much as I do? Let me know!
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