#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: The Chainsmokers (Feat. Halsey), ‘Closer’ [Watch]
Five #LetTheGirlsPlay singers delivered one of the most unusual covers in Song Suffragettes history on a recent Monday evening in Nashville, pooling their talents for a rendition of "Closer," which was originally recorded by the Chainsmokers (Feat. Halsey).
The DJ duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall collaborated with singer Halsey on the song, which was released in June of 2016 and has reached the top of various pop charts all over the world, including the U.S. Their recording is based around synthesizers and finger-snapping electronica and percussion, but the lineup of Jenna McDaniel, Lena Stone, Kalie Shorr, Tia Scola and Jenny Ray turn in a completely different arrangement in the video above.
Shorr provides the chords on acoustic guitar as she often does as one of the leading lights of the #LetTheGirlsPlay roster, with McDaniel singing the opening verse before handing it off to Stone.
Scola takes a turn at the mic, with the group chiming in on background vocals before Shorr takes the second verse. Ray also gets a turn in the spotlight for a stripped-down arrangement of the song that is unexpectedly satisfying.
The Song Suffragettes perform live every Monday night at the Listening Room in downtown Music City as part of the #LetTheGirlsPlay movement, which launched to provide a showcase for some of the most promising female artists and songwriters in town. It's been a valuable tool; Shorr experienced a breakout with her debut single, "Fight Like a Girl," and recently released a new single titled "He's Just Not That Into You."
Taste of Country was an early supporter and continues to be an advocate for women at every level of country music. Look for a featured interview with a #LetTheGirlsPlay artist once a month, live covers once a week, and various other special content regularly on the site.
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