Ellie Goulding is a newly-minted English pop star with an alarmingly high falsetto and a knack for vocal sampling effects; The Weeknd is a mysterious Canadian internet phenom with a penchant for drugs and seduction. Weeknd, meet Ellie. Ellie, meet Weeknd.
Goulding has been releasing covers of artists from Bon Iver to Rihanna over the past three years, and considering their similar vocal styles, it seems logical that she’d go for The Weeknd next. This cover of The Weeknd’s sultry “High for This,” was produced by Xaphoon Jones of Chiddy Bang. On the track, Goulding brings out a more accessible side of the R&B seduction song with blippy vocal samples and high-pitched keys.
Check out the cover below.