Conor Maynard Features On ‘Whenever’ By Kris Kross Amsterdam x The Boy Next Door

Dutch DJ and producer trio Kris Kross Amsterdam (KKA), Conor Maynard, and Dutch producer The Boy Next Door have released their brand new single ‘Whenever’ through Spinnin’ Records/Parlophone.

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John Paciga and Charlotte MacMurray – ‘The Prayer’

New Jersey native John Paciga is known locally for his catchy, sharply written piano pop. His debut album, ‘Other Side Of Town’, was released late last year when he was 17, and for his latest single, a cover of David Foster and Carole Bayer Sager’s ‘The Prayer’, he’s joined by singer Charlotte MacMurray.

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Jazz Mino – ‘Together In Electric Dreams’ Out Now On New Streaming Only Label Humble Angel Records

Jazz Mino has been someone we’ve watched for a lot of years at Essentially Pop, so it was exciting to hear that she’d been signed to the new streaming only label, Humble Angel Records. Jazz’s first release with Humble Angel is a cover of the 1984 Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder classic, ‘Together In Electric Dreams’, and is out now.

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Essential Advent Calendar: Ben And Andy Cover Queen Classic, ‘Save Me’

With their take on the Queen classic, ‘Save Me’, accompanied by their “Alternative ‘Fox & The Mouse’ John Lewis advert”, which has so far racked up over 50,000 views on YouTube, Ben Potts and Andy Green are behind the 10th door of our Essential Advent Calendar.

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Listen to John From Jedward’s Gorgeous Cover Of Jesse McCartney’s Classic, ‘Beautiful Soul’

John Grimes from Jedward has tweeted another beautiful cover, this time it’s a gorgeous acoustic arrangement of Jesse McCartney’s 2004 classic, ‘Beautiful Soul’.

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DEPECHE MODE RELEASE COVER VIDEO OF DAVID BOWIE’S ‘HEROES’ ON SONG’S 40th ANNIVERSARY

Depeche Mode included a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroe’s in their Global Spirit Tour set list in Europe and North America, and have today released a video of their haunting take on the song. The video comes out in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of ‘Heroes’ release date, 23 September, 1977.

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Jedward Record Acoustic Cover Of ‘Numb’ Dedicated To Chester Bennington

The recent death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has shocked the band’s fans and the music world alike, and Jedward have been no less affected, the Dublin twins having long loved the music of the California rock band.

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Essential Covers: Desmond John – ‘Treat You Better’ (Shawn Mendes Cover)

Desmond John’s latest cover, a version of “Treat You Better” by Shawn Mendes, has dropped internationally.

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TONY STOWELL’S COVER RELEASE OF ROBBIE WILLIAM’S ‘ANGELS’ – RAISING AWARENESS FOR HIS CAMPAIGN

A former Hull model, Tony Stowell has just released a cover single, working together with Pete Hammond on Robbie Williams’ ‘Angels’ to raise awareness of his campaign for CCTV in care-homes.

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Jedward Wow With New Acoustic Cover Of ‘Sad Song’ From We The Kings

We’ve never hidden our love for Jedward here on Essentially Pop. The Irish duo continue to impress us with their talent and imagination, and they are for us – and should be for everyone – an example of what can be achieved if you refuse to give in and believe what others say about you.

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Ashley Lanzoni – ‘Lips Are Movin’

Moving with her family to from Boston to New York City to pursue her dreams, 12 year old Ashley Lanzoni is probably far more career focused than most adults. Having worked on the stage and in commercials, as well as being a host for Walden TV, and appearing in feature films, Ashley is also involved in community service and fundraising. Her star is certainly rising.

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Light It Up Releases Must-Hear Cover Of Halsey’s ‘Eyes Closed’

New England alternative rock band Light It Up shows off the power of transformation in their newest release, an edgy version of Halsey’s ‘Eyes Closed’.

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Electric 5 – ‘Crazy’ (Gnarls Barkley Cover)

Chicago based Electric 5 are a classical crossover electric string quintet, performing unique and choreographed string interpretations of popular music. Their rendition of Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’ is simply breathtaking, and has a video to match.

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Essential Advent Calendar: Matthew Shepherd – ‘Fairytale Of New York’

We open the third door of our Essential Advent Calendar and Matthew Shepherd is behind it with his beautiful cover of, ‘Fairytale Of New York’.

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Essential Covers: This Human Condition – ‘Holiday’ (Madonna Cover)

This Human Condition have shared with us their take on the Madonna classic, ‘Holiday’ for our Essential Covers.

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Essential Covers: John Grimes – ‘Dancing On My Own’ (Calum Scott Cover)

Check out John Grimes from Jedward, with his cover of ‘Dancing On My Own’. Originally by Swedish singer Robyn, John’s version is essentially a cover of a cover by Calum Scott.

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