Ariana Grande Covers Thundercat's 'Them Changes' on BBC Live Lounge: Listen

Ariana Grande
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Ariana Grande performs onstage during the Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 14, 2018 in New York City. 

Ariana Grande made her BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge debut today (Sept. 5). The program, which typically has singers perform original songs and a required cover, featured Grande closing out the program by performing Sweetener tracks "No Tears Left to Cry", "R.E.M.", and "God Is a Woman", in addition to an unexpected cover of Thundercat's "Them Changes" from 2017's Drunk.

Before launching into the cover, Grande called the song "my favorite song of the past year and a half" and praised Thundercat for being a "super-brilliant artist." Grande soars and managed to jazz up the already funky track, decorating her vocals with a series of riffs and runs sprinkled throughout to create a soulful and personalized rendition of the song.

Grande will continue to perform on BBC as the singer is set to record a one-hour special on the associated television network this coming Friday (Sept. 7).

The full live lounge is currently available for streaming through BBC, starting at the 2 hour and 23 minute mark. Check out the cover of "Them Changes" on its own below. 


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