BBC Radio 1

Watch Anderson .Paak Cover Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” for BBC Radio 1

Anderson .Paak put a characteristically jazzy spin on "Old Town Road" in a recent performance at BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. Thankfully, it's not another remix—just…
Will Gottsegen / September 16, 2019

Maynard James Keenan Says Fear Inoculum Was “Fantastic 8 Years Ago” in New Interview

In a new interview with BBC Radio 1's Daniel P Carter, Maynard James Keenan shed some light on the long road to Tool's new album Fear…
Will Gottsegen / September 3, 2019

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Khalid in the BBC Live Lounge

Boutique-pop deity Carly Rae Jepsen is a mere month away from releasing the new album Dedicated, the four-years-later follow-up to her absolute fucking monster E•MO•TION.
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / April 25, 2019

Hear Lorde Cover Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” in BBC Live Lounge

Lorde stopped by BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge to perform her single "Green Light" (which Arcade Fire and All Time Low have previously covered there)…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 28, 2017

Watch the xx Cover Justin Timberlake’s “My Love” for BBC’s Live Lounge

All this time, lurking inside Justin Timberlake's Timbaland-produced 2006 hit "My Love," there was an xx song. Jamie xx, Romy Madley Croft, and Oliver Sim drew it…
Anna Gaca / September 6, 2017

Listen to Sampha Cover Drake’s “Controlla” on BBC’s Live Lounge

UK soul singer Sampha has treated us to several live performances of late; most recently, he appeared on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. Now, after being featured on…
Geena Kloeppel / March 28, 2017

New Music: Charli XCX – “Pull Up” (ft. MØ), “Dreamer,” and “Lipgloss” (ft. CupcakKe)

Charli XCX has premiered three new songs from her newly announced pre-album mixtape, Number 1 Angel: "Pull Up," featuring MØ, "Dreamer," and "Lipgloss," featuring up-and-coming Chicago rapper…
Anna Gaca / March 7, 2017

New Music: The 1975 – “By Your Side” (Sade Cover)

As rumored 'round the pop gossip internet, Brit heartthrobs the 1975 premiered a non-album single called "By Your Side" today, and it turns out it's a cover…
Anna Gaca / February 21, 2017

Fifth Harmony Crush a Stripped-Down Version of ‘Work From Home’ on BBC Live Lounge

The girls in Fifth Harmony were clearly excited to be performing one of BBC Radio 1's famous Live Lounge sessions, but the pop fivesome aced…
James Grebey / April 7, 2016

MNEK and Zara Larsson Perform ‘Never Forget You’ and Two Covers for BBC Radio

The young U.K. crooner and songwriter MNEK and rising Swedish singer-songwriter Zara Larsson took their thundering collaboration, "Never Forget You," to BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge for a…
James Grebey / October 22, 2015

Stream Nick Jonas’ Smooth, Acoustic Cover of Years & Years’ ‘King’

Nick Jonas covered Years & Years' hit "King" for BBC Radio 1, opting to strip the track of its electronic blips and speedy pace, and instead…
James Grebey / April 10, 2015

Jamie xx’s ‘Alba’ Closes Out BBC Radio 1 residency set

Producer Jon Hopkins closed out his BBC Radio 1 residency set Thursday night with a quiet new song from Jamie xx. The track, "Alba," is a pleasant…
James Grebey / March 20, 2015

Fall Out Boy Probably Aren’t the Best Band to Cover ‘Uptown Funk’

Fall Out Boy aren't terrible. The songs off their upcoming album aren't great, but the pop-punk foursome are talented musicians, and they tend to be…
James Grebey / January 13, 2015