Canadian singer-songwriter Elise LeGrow is stepping out with a new track “You Never Can Tell” — a reimagined cover of a Chuck Berry classic, premiering exclusively on Billboard.
Pulled from her upcoming debut album Playing Chess (S-Curve/Awesome Music) out Aug. 4, the dreamy and velvety single is a stark contrast to Berry’s jaunty, playful original, but both manage to capture the essence of young love that is central in the song’s lyrics.
“Chuck Berry’s famous recording has so much forward momentum that I think most listeners, including myself, usually miss its lyrical depth,” explains LeGrow. “Our slower tempo really highlights the poetry. Admittedly, I’m a hopeless romantic so this song always spoke to me. It’s a story of young love enduring against all odds. If only we could all be so lucky!”
The singer’s innovative arrangement makes for a delicate piece of music that LeGrow fosters as her own, creating her personal vision and story. Take a listen to Elise LeGrow’s soulful rendition of “You Never Can Tell” below.