Addison Grace is a singer/songwriter and musician, I initially discovered them because my partner Tori watches them on Tik Tok and they’re a fan of her videos, Tori thinks and I quote “They are really funny, and really sweet”, so when I was looking for new artists to review I figured I’d check out Addison’s music as well. speaking of which if you haven’t already seen her on Tik Tok then you can click here. But for now I’ll be reviewing some of the cover songs she has available on YouTube, you can see more of her music on her socials but I figured starting on YouTube would be a good place to start.
‘Adored By Him – Dodie Clark Cover’ first of all as a huge fan of Dodie and this song in particular I was excited for this cover, secondly the little intro sequence where Addison is talking to the camera is very sweet, I see what Tori was talking about. But anyway, the song opens with light ukulele strings, much like the original, the soothing melody is soft and gentle. Addison matches the tone and even to an extent the accent of the original song, it’s a really great cover of a fantastic song by the lovely sunflower that is Dodie Clark. I liked when she picked up, she delivered the more intense lines wonderfully. I won’t say this is better or not than the original but it’s certainly raw and emotional, check it out for yourself.
‘Hey Jude – The Beatles – Piano/Uke/Vocal Cover!’ Is another lovely cover, Addison makes the video fun to watch, she has a lightheartedness that’s truly endearing. I also loved the mix of piano and ukulele, it fleshed out the song just a little bit and made for something that was better than just picking one or another would have been. I liked the energy she brought to the track, her voice is perfectly suited to the song, the original was obviously a little heavier with the percussion and the broader mix is instruments and obviously the group of male vocalists compares to her own, but frankly she manages to make this track her own while still honouring the original.
‘Sick of Losing Soulmates – Addison Grace (Dodie Cover)’ has an acoustic guitar that eases us into the track, and again not only is Addison’s voice beautiful, truly something to behold but she manages to really capture the tenor and feel of Dodie’s performance, she shows the same depth and emotion and vulnerability that to me makes Dodie so talented. I reviewed this and the others in one big review session, but I kept coming back to this one, something about Addison’s cover of the song really spoke to me. Perhaps it was my fondness for the original which you can check out here but it was just worth hearing again.
‘I Want To Break Free – Queen Cover (one take)’ is a different take on a genuinely classic song, and it really works. The original obviously had a lot of energy but this one captures a softer and more unguarded interpretation of the lyrics. I hesitated in saying whether or not a previous Dodie Cover was better or not than the original but in this case despite Queen being AMAZING!! And yeah it needed the Caps and exclamation marks, I think I liked this cover better than the original, maybe it’s my penchant for melancholy and what I call ‘thinking songs’ but it just struck a chord, pardon the pun and because of that it just works that little bit better for me than the original.
‘Valerie – Amy Winehouse – Cover by Addison & Chloë’ has Addison joined by another performer, Chloë Johnson who you can check out on their YouTube channel by clicking here. Anyway, the pair of vocals work well together, neither quite match Amy Winehouse’s district voice but that’s not a negative, instead they just have fun with a truly brilliant song by a complicated and extremely talented musician.
So that’s what I thought of Addison Grace’s covers of various popular songs and if you want to check them out for yourself then click the links above. If you want to support the artist then you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or you can donate to their Ko-Fi.
First Published on: https://offtherecordblog.org/