Empress Of Strips Down The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face"

    the most intimate cover yet

    by Sydney Gore · November 20, 2015

    Photo via @empress_of/Instagram

    Earlier this week, Empress Of showed us the beauty of nature in the enchanting music video for "Icon." Now, the singer-songwriter has released a cover of The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face," and we're left in awe once more. Recorded at Sirius XMU for a live studio session, Empress Of's version ditches the synthesizers and is lead by a piano, which makes the song seem less about cocaine—or any aphrodisiac—and more about being addicted to love. This cover has a jazzier feel to it, but that only bumps up the sex appeal. The Weeknd may be the go-to guy for sex songs, but Empress Of gets intimacy better than anyone else. (In other words, she's giving him a run for his money.) Listen for yourself, below.

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