Call me skeptical if you must, but I’m in the habit of not trusting cover songs. In my mind, it’s more often than not an attempt to gain success and attention by doing a pale imitation of someone else’s work. That said, if you manage to put your own spin on a song and reveal something new about it, or are an already well-known name and choose to cover a song by a relatively unknown artist, it can be a worthwhile thing. Carla dal Forno pulls off the rare quality cover in taking on Lana del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness”, which you can stream below. Also worth a listen in this set are tracks from Jesse Jo Stark and Young Thug (ft. Nicki Minaj). After the jump you’ll also find more music from ALYUSHA, boerd, Deem Spencer, Ekali & Medasin (ft. Elohim), Madison Ryann Ward, Mr Gabriel, Tanners, Upstairs Open, and Wax Chattels.

Carla dal Forno – Summertime Sadness (Lana del Rey cover)

Jesse Jo Stark – Fire of Love

Young Thug – Anybody (ft. Nicki Minaj)

ALYUSHA – Cracks

boerd – Void

Deem Spencer – Bay Bay

Ekali & Medasin – Forever (ft. Elohim)

Madison Ryann Ward – Mirror

Mr Gabriel – Tambourine

Tanners – Holy Water

Upstairs Open – Chicago

Wax Chattels – Career