Today, JP Cooper releases a brand-new cover of The Beatles classic “Let It Be” as part of his Covers EP out now.
Regarding “Let It Be,” JP said, “I’ve always been a huge fan of the Beatles and this song is one of my favorites. When I heard we were going to be spending a couple of days at Abbey Road Studios, I knew I had to do a Beatles song…and what better time than on the run up to John Lennon’ 80th Birthday. The song has taken on a whole new level of potency for me with everything going on in the world at the minute. I really felt this one in my stomach. I hope you do too.”
The song is just one of many incredible performances found on the Covers EP. For the six-track project, he delivers his own renditions of Billie Eilish’s “everything I wanted” (which racked up millions of views) and a series of BBC Live session performances of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” and Dua Lipa’s “Hotter Than Hell.”
The personal reflections in Cooper’s debut album Raised Under Grey Skies (complete with a piano led Stormzy collaboration “Momma’s Prayers”) introduced him as a deeply affecting, soulful songwriter, and now these new singles find Cooper expanding his sound, imbuing his distinctive vocals and infectious hooks with modern energy.
The star has two UK Top Ten singles to his name: the Jonas Blue smash “Perfect Strangers”, which he co-wrote, and the inescapable radio hit “September Song” (which has had over 600 million streams worldwide). JP has since notched up an incredible 10 million single units worldwide, a whopping 11 million monthly Spotify listeners and an extraordinary 3.3 billion total global streams, fueled by his devoted 500k Spotify followers.