Ellie Goulding just delivered a S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G orchestral rendition of Rihanna‘s mega-smash “Only Girl (In The World)” during this morning’s Live Lounge on Radio 1. (LISTEN)
It is so many things, but above all, it is brilliant.
Why? Because Ellie’s signature warbling vocal style flips the song completely on its head, turning Rihanna’s confident battle cry into a pleading, nearly sorrowful affair. Incredible!
But perhaps the greatest part of this whole Live Lounge situation? This behind-the-scenes photo:
Notice the first line of the verse there? Yep: “PIE” is crossed out and replaced with the word “RIDE.”
VIVA LA HOT PIE.