Covers are dime a dozen these days. There’s rarely something fresh to be injected into the original tune. Yet Maddie & Tae’s rendition of Harry Style’s “Watermelon Sugar,” also featuring viral sensation Avenue Beat, springs forth a replenishing effect. Arrangement-wise, it offers nothing new – but the vocal work wraps right ‘round the heart.
Trading off lead vocals and harmony duty, five women come together to not only lift each other up but solidify their unique talents. “I don’t know if I could ever go without,” Avenue Beat sings with a ripe wistfulness. It’s somehow soothing in these ongoing troubling times.
Listen to “Watermelon Sugar” below.