You can’t move on the internet without tripping over a cover version of Adele’s “Someone like you” or Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. Ranging from the angelic to the truly abysmal, covers are a self-perpetuating testament to the good, the bad and the horrifying faculties in one single piece of music. Someone who house-shares with the captivating and the caterwauling is Daniela Andrade.
Daughter-Youth (w/ Dabin)
Andrade has been posting her music online for over 5 years and has grown into an adept and polished artist right in front of the camera. She has leant her breathy tones to songs with an inherent “Do not tamper” label and managed to bend them to her style without being apathetic to their original essence. My personal favourites are her addictive rendition of Daughter’s “Youth” and the haunting Feist’s “Let it Die” cover; perfection.
She’s romantic and whimsical and incredibly endearing, seemingly having yet to realise the extent of her talent and appeal. As you watch her seek encouragement from an off-camera friend before taking on Radiohead’s “Creep” you can’t help but fall in love with her a little and admire the reverence she has for the artists and the songs she covers. Andrade is a true music artist and her authenticity is refreshing in an industry where baseless egos and self-entitlement run rampant.
Not limited to reworking other artists’ pieces, the Canadian singer also writes her own music and she has a natural dexterity for tender lyrics with the occasional game-changer like her more urban collaboration with electro producer Dabin, “For me”. From the acoustic to the more heavily produced, Andrade’s work really shows her potential to be a very successful recording and performance artist. She maintains an unflappable level of class and even her newest upload “Don’t Care”, whilst dripping with attitude, leaves you feeling like the intended recipient has been surprise-slapped by a flower. I love her.
Daniela Andrade-Don’t Care
If you enjoy mellow tones and a well-played guitar, I definitely recommend listening to Daniela Andrade. Get in there now before you become vulnerable to accusations of “jumping on the bandwagon” because I don’t think it will be too long before that starts hurtling down the road.