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Sexy Track: “Jolene” by Lay Low

You know we are on a covers binge, but this one takes the cake and the whipped cream on top. Leave it to an Icelandic chanteuse to take one of the biggest songs in pop history and turn it into a flowing and mellow number that brings up a darker side of the lyrics. Lay Low, turned this Dolly Parton classic into a sombre multi-layered number without making the lyrics schmaltzy. She grew up singing Dolly Parton tracks, so she is no stranger to the country singer’s melodic prowess. The track is handled with great consideration to the concept at hand, but a 21st century update is mandatory. And that is what it got. A must-listen to all cover version lovers.