Carly Rae Jepsen Covers Years & Years’ ‘King,’ Strips Down ‘Run Away With Me’

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 03: Singer Carly Rae Jepsen performs during the "UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying" at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 3, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Pop darling Carly Rae Jepsen made an appearance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, where she performed an intimate, striped-down E•MO•TION cut “Run Away With Me,” and a dazzling cover of Years & Years’ moody hit “King.”

Backed with a minimalist ensemble of a keyboard and electric guitar, Jepsen made the jam her own; it’d be really great if this became a consistent cover of hers.

It’s not the first time an artist has covered the song for the Live Lounge. Nick Jonas offered up a smooth acoustic cover of the tune back in April.

Watch Jepsen’s take on “King” here, and listen to “Run Away With Me” at the 2:01:05 mark here. (“King” starts at 2:10:21 in the full broadcast.)

https://youtube.com/watch?v=4KSHt344OKE

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