Ellie Goulding - "Heartbeats" (The Knife cover)


She's already covered Bon Iver and Rihanna, and now this! U.K. darling Ellie Goulding is no stranger to recording covers at BBC Radio 1, having transformed “Only Girl” into a lovely acoustic ballad only a little while ago. A few days ago the songstress returned to the BBC Radio forum to cover The Knife's “Heartbeats” from 2003's Deep Cuts, more specifically, Jose Gonzalez's rendition of the tune from 2006.

As a country sounding ballad, it obviously shares more with Gonzalez than the tropical, steel-drum dangling Knife cut. Her vocal inflection is definitely her own though, certainly more expressive and ranging in dynamics that the more reserved Gonzalez edition. Check it below.