Vance Joy- Riptide (Taylor Swift Cover)

One of music’s biggest pop stars covering one of the hottest songs on the radio? Yes please.

Taken from her recent appearance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Taylor Swift performs a spectacular rendition of Vance Joy’s “Riptide”.

Is there anything not to love about this cover?¬†Slightly slowing down the tempo, Taylor Swift combines intimate piano play with chilling vocals to create a remarkable version of Vance Joy’s hit song. It seems as though everything musically T-Swift touches turns to gold and this rendition of “Riptide” is further proof of that.

Since hearing “Riptide” last spring, it has quickly become one of my favorite songs. Most times when an artist attempts to cover a song that is a favorite of mine I am overly critical of their performance. Not this time though, not with Taylor Swift.

While some may have their own opinion on Taylor Swift, musically or on her personal life, I think we can all step back and appreciate the respect given to Vance Joy and the impressive performance she put on.