At this stage, y’all probably know that Margaret debuted her new single “Elephant” at Poland’s recent ESKA Music Awards 2016 — if not, here’s the link. But there’s more, she also used her time on the award show stage to tackle one of the biggest pop hits of the past 12 months — Zara Larsson’s “Lush Life”. And we have to say, we’re pleasantly surprised. As the wiwivision favourite would sing — and now Margaret too — she’s “doing it the way I wanna”.
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Standing before a fiery LED background and wearing a rather interesting white jumpsuit, the “Cool Me Down” singer delivered a slightly more chilled out version of the party favourite. Accompanied by some guitarists and a set of harmonising backing vocalists, the Polish 2016 national finalist slows down the tempo whilst retaining the summery feel. Think of this as the beach companion to Zara’s floor filler.
In a way, it makes for some musical symmetry. “Lush Life” was originally released in June 2015, but after months of bubbling under, it finally burst into the mainstream this summer. Similarly, Margaret’s “Cool Me Down” could be considered the slow burner hit of 2016. It’s already broken into the Polish top ten. And while it’s only peaked at 36 in Sweden, a 17 week residency on the charts has earned it gold status. Surely it’s only a matter of time before she crops up in charts further afield.
You can watch Margaret’s full ESKA Music Awards performance below
Margaret “Lush Life” at ESKA Music Awards 2016
And in case you’ve been living under a very big rock for the last year, here’s Zara’s original version.
Zara Larsson “Lush Life” Official Music Video
Apart from performing, Margaret also went home with the award for Best Artist Network, beating Eurovision stars Cleo and Michal Szpak.
What do you think of Margaret’s “Lush Life” cover? Is it giving you life? Let us know in the comments below.