Ellie Goulding – “Life Round Here” (Feat. Angel Haze) (James Blake Cover)

Last week, in her big return to New Zealand, Lorde covered James Blake’s “Overgrown.” And if “pop stars covering James Blake” is going to be a thing, then Ellie Goulding wants in. Goulding, the young British dance-pop monarch, did Lorde one better: She recorded her version of Blake’s “Life Round Here,” and she recruited Angel Haze to fill in on the remix’s Chance The Rapper part. The original is a great, great song, and if Goulding’s version can’t quite match its suspended-in-time float, it’s still an impressive interpretation. Listen below.

Now let’s see if Goulding and Haze really pull a “Blake and Chance” and move in together.