This past weekend the world was given some unfortunate news that Phil Everly from the iconic Everly Brothers passed away. As one of Hannah Georgas’ biggest influences, she decided to cover their breakthrough hit “Bye Bye Love”. Hannah’s version is quite different from the original; it’s layered with synths and almost sounds as if it could have been taken off her self-titled 2012 album.
Here’s what Hannah had to say: “The Everly Brothers inspired me in many ways. From their gorgeous harmonies to the sadness and sweetness of their lyrics. This past summer I recorded a cover of a song they made famous, ‘Bye Bye Love.’ I love the juxtaposition of the lyrics vs sonic elements of this track. On first listen you feel the poppy and happy energy they bring to the song. As you dig deeper and listen to the lyrics, it’s then you realize how heartbreaking it actually is.”
Pay tribute to a legend by listening to the Hannah Georgas Cover below.