Addison Grace is a 20-year-old Utah based singer/songwriter and musician. I initially discovered them because Tori B Bearly, one of our contributors, started watching their videos on Tik Tok. Tori thinks, and I quote “They are really funny, and really sweet”. So I decided it was about time I dove in and reviewed some of their music. I’ve started with some of their popular covers, but keep your eyes peeled because I will be reviewing some of their original music in due course.
‘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 feel Addison delivered the more intense lines wonderfully, and while I won’t go as far as to say this is better than the original, it’s certainly raw and emotional.
‘Hey Jude – The Beatles – Piano/Uke/Vocal Cover!’ Is another lovely cover, Addison makes the video really fun to watch, and a large part of that is because they have 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 they brought to the track, and feel that their voice is perfectly suited to the song. The original was obviously a little heavier with the percussion and the broader mix of instruments and obviously one solitary voice is going to sound different to an entire group of vocalists but frankly Addison manages to make this track their 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 they manage to really capture the tenor and feel of Dodie’s performance. They show 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 these various covers of popular songs by Addison Grace, and if you want to check them out then just click the specific links above. If you want to support the artist then you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, visit their website and of course visit their Tik Tok.
First Published on: https://offtherecordblog.org/