Kelly Clarkson Gave Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ A Soulful Spin (Video)
To cover a good song and not butcher it is, in my mind, the mark of a talented musician. If you think about it, taking someone else’s work and putting a unique spin on it while still maintaining the integrity of the original piece is sort of masterful.
With that in mind, major props are due for Kelly Clarkson. In Charlotte, NC, she showcased her rendition of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” and on Saturday night she covered Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” while playing a concert in Buffalo, NY.
The songstress put her own jazzy, soulful spin on the pop hit and absolutely murdered it — much to the delight of Ms. Swift herself, who tweeted her excited reaction to the cover later that night.
Seriously, Clarkson’s rendition is unreal; girl has some serious pipes. Check out the cover up top (and Swiftie fans, remember, the singer’s new album, 1989, drops today).
H/T: Huffington Post, Photo Credit: Getty Images