6. “Me” by Luke Holland, Spencer Sotelo, Taylor Larson
A reservoir of covers, Luke Holland and his drum skills teamed up with Spencer Sotelo (Periphery) and Taylor Larson (ex-From First To Last) for this alternative rendition of the 1975’s early, but everlasting track “Me.”
7. “The Sound” by Jamie T
British singer-songwriter Jamie T also put his own spin on the 1975’s “The Sound” in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. While Halsey’s was stripped-down and honest, Jamie T’s is a scrappy rock ’n’ roll sing-along, but the result is a charming and interesting listen.
8. “Somebody Else” by Charlie Puth
Expectedly, the 1975 are not only frequent guests in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, but their songs also are popular choices for other artists to cover. Case in point: Even though he’s miles away from the alt-scene, singer, songwriter and producer extraordinaire Charlie Puth put together a gorgeous cover of “Somebody Else” that honors the original with small, and nuanced, twists throughout.
9. “Chocolate” by Knuckle Puck
This list wouldn’t be complete without a pop-punk cover of the indie-pop darlings, and Knuckle Puck’s rendition of “Chocolate” for Punk Goes Pop is an obvious choice. Even though the guys swore they would never play it live, the cover is everything you would want from pop-punk the 1975, ending in an overall entertaining result.
10. “If I Believe You” by Caleb Shomo
Nearly two years later and we’re still waiting for a full, recorded cover of Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo performing the 1975’s emotional track “If I Believe You.” Even though it’s incomplete, the mere 20-second recording of Shomo exquisitely belting out the lyrics at a piano deserves a spot on this list.
Which cover is your favorite?