Music // Lissie – Bad Romance

I just want to quickly introduce you to something I heard for the first time the other day; one of the best covers that I have heard in a very long time. It’s a cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ by young American singer Lissie, who’s brilliant single ‘In Sleep’ is Single of the Week on iTunes at the moment. Lissie seems to sing the song the way that it was meant to be sung; she sheds light on the tender nature of the song and encapsulates the pain that Gaga covers up through flamboyant gimmicks and dancing. Unlike Gaga, Lissie showcases the frustration and monotony of being in a shoddy relationship through the aggressive strums of the slightly distorted guitar as well as some pretty frequent tempo changes. Perfect, perhaps even better than the original.