Noah Kahan, the talented singer-songwriter, recently showcased his musical prowess at BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge with a cover of Olivia Rodrigo‘s “Lacy.” This choice of cover comes after Olivia Rodrigo herself covered Kahan’s “Stick Season” during her Live Lounge performance.
Explaining his selection, Kahan expressed admiration for the beauty of “Lacy” and highlighted what he loves about Olivia Rodrigo’s lyricism, describing it as dynamic and capable of evoking universal emotions.
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The performance starts with Kahan and his backup band setting a folksy tone, with the addition of a banjo to the instrumental arrangement. Kahan’s rendition emphasizes the quieter moments of the song, intensifying the emotional impact of the lyrics. As the performance progresses, additional vocalists join in during the “Ooh I care, I care, I care” chorus, enhancing the overall experience.
Kahan’s cover takes an interesting turn in the second verse, introducing a more upbeat and lively feel, giving the song a distinctive folk flavor.
Noah Kahan had previously expressed his surprise and appreciation when Olivia Rodrigo chose to cover his song “Stick Season.” The mutual admiration between the two artists adds an extra layer of significance to these cross-cover performances.
Fans can enjoy Noah Kahan’s rendition of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Lacy” in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, showcasing his musical versatility and paying tribute to Rodrigo’s impactful lyricism.
🎥 | Olivia chose ‘Stick Season’ by @NoahKahan for her Live Lounge cover!— Olivia Rodrigo Daily (@DailyRodrigo) October 2, 2023
— Before the show she mentioned that Noah is one of her friends and he didn’t know she was covering him!
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