14 episodes

Go behind the scenes as your favourite artists break down how they make a hit song their own and prepare a cover for Radio 1’s Live Lounge, presented by Abbie McCarthy.

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Go behind the scenes as your favourite artists break down how they make a hit song their own and prepare a cover for Radio 1’s Live Lounge, presented by Abbie McCarthy.

    5 Seconds of Summer cover Dancing With A Stranger by Sam Smith & Normani

    5 Seconds of Summer cover Dancing With A Stranger by Sam Smith & Normani

    Aussie group 5SOS break down how they gave us the gift of a Disclosure mash-up with Sam and Normani’s Dancing With A Stranger. Plus they share their pure terror after teaming up with One Direction, and losing fear in their vocal ability.

    • 18 min
    Carly Rae Jepsen covers Talk by Khalid

    Carly Rae Jepsen covers Talk by Khalid

    Pop superstar Carly Rae Jepsen breaks down why she chose the Disclosure-produced bouncy synth beat of Khalid’s Talk to cover. Plus she talks covering her idols’ songs in front of them, throwing out the rulebook for her new album, and embracing disco.

    • 17 min
    Jade Bird covers Without Me by Halsey

    Jade Bird covers Without Me by Halsey

    Singer-songwriter Jade Bird breaks down why she went electric for the first time for the Live Lounge, and how she gave Halsey’s emotional pop ballad a Jeff Buckley inspired rock edge. Plus she chats crying on stage, her generation’s approach to music, and weird warm-ups.

    • 19 min
    Sigrid covers One Kiss by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa

    Sigrid covers One Kiss by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa

    Scandi singer-songwriter Sigrid breaks down how she stripped back the biggest selling track of 2018, One Kiss, to create a romantic piano-led ballad with soaring harmonies. Plus she chats the influence of Norway, adapting Beyoncé and hearing her idol cover her work.

    • 23 min
    Sam Fender covers break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored by Ariana Grande

    Sam Fender covers break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored by Ariana Grande

    BRITs Critics Choice winner Sam Fender breaks down how he gave the record-breaking trap-pop track break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored by pop queen Ariana Grande, a melancholy 80s guitar sound. Plus he shares the full story behind his Ariana music video rejection.

    • 19 min
    IDLES cover The Streets

    IDLES cover The Streets

    BRITs British Breakthrough Act nominees IDLES turn up the noise and break down how they added their punk energy to a medley of The Streets’ garage classics from Original Pirate Material, with a couple surprises thrown in including Harry Styles.

    • 18 min

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