Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Years & Years’ “King”

Ultra-pop sprite Carly Rae Jepsen is the sort of singer who’s better known for her songs — like the sparkling gems on her excellent new album E•MO•TION — than for the way she sings them. But give her some credit on the latter, too. On a recent visit to the BBC’s Live Lounge, Jepsen sang a song that’s not one of her own: Years & Years’ massive house-pop jam “King.” And she gave the song a beautifully vulnerable reading, singing it with only a keyboardist and an acoustic guitarist backing her up. The original song is pretty good, and I still like her version better. Watch her performance below.

E•MO•TION is out now on School Boy/Interscope.