Watch Christopher Owens Cover The Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There”

It takes a certain level of courage to cover a perfect pop song from one of history’s greatest singers, but the former Girls frontman Christopher Owens has that in him. During a recent in-studio session for the University Of Minnesota college station Radio K, Owens took on the Jackson 5’s eternally stunning 1970 ballad “I’ll Be There.” Owens’ intimate fingerpicked version of the song, along with his recent loose track “America,” is a nice reminder that this guy can absolutely slay when he’s in solo-acoustic mode. Watch the cover below.

Owens’ album A New Testament is out now on Turnstile.