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.