In the latest in her series of at-home covers, Courteney Cox slipped behind her piano to rip off a cover of Olivia Rodrigo’s runaway smash “Drivers License” with some assistance from her pal Joel Taylor on acoustic guitar. And, damn all the jellyfish, they nailed it. The acoustic, instrumental take on the breakout hit of the winter from the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star gets a makeover from the pair, who play along to Rodrigo’s vocals as two of Cox’s dogs look on.
“Even my dogs love this song,” Cox wrote in a caption to an Instagram post of the performance. Cox had been spending her time during the COVID-19 lockdown to flex her musical skills, including a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Silver Springs” with Taylor and daughter Coco in October, tickling the ivories to Harry Styles’ “Sunflower, Vol. 6” in January and getting funky with The Five Stairsteps’ “O-o-h Child” last summer.
Rodrigo’s “License” has spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is on track to notch a fifth week at the top of the U.K. singles charts.
Rodrigo appreciated the cover, calling it “so good!!!” in an Instagram Story.
i’m living for this pic.twitter.com/Shmch62euF
— ben (@ariana_taylor12) February 7, 2021