She’s the bearded lady whose days are numbered — at least according to her alter ego Tom Neuwirth.
But aside from talking up her imminent demise, Conchita Wurst has also recently developed an affinity for releasing covers of well known tracks.
Which is why it wasn’t much of a surprise for anyone last week, when she dropped a cover of Rag’n’Bone Man’s hit “Human”.
Scroll down for video.
In collaboration with Vienna-based producer edo, “Human” follows a similar template to her other recent covers.
The music video features acoustic instruments and many close ups of the queen herself.
She gazes directly at the camera as she sings that she is “only human, after all” — all while bathed in monochromatic shades of black and white.
Conchita wears a sheer, black tee-shirt highlighting the muscle definition in her toned arms. When she sings the lyrics “I’m just a man, I do what I can,” it feels like she is putting the andro back in androgyny and we are loving it.
However, what truly sets apart Conchita’s version of “Human” are her bold vocals. This is a deeper tone of voice we’re not yet used to from the queen, it’s almost reminiscent-of-Cher low.
Clearly, Conchita knows how to use it to deliver raw emotions and to add weight to the lyrics.
This is not the Eurovision 2014 winner’s first project with edo, who also appears in the music video. The Austrian singer and producer released a soul-stirring cover of Jessie Ware’s “Champagne Kisses” only a few months ago.
Conchita Wurst Human Rag’n’Bone Man cover feat. edo
Rag’n’Bone Man Human (Original)
Conchy has certainly been keeping busy, working with a number of different artists and maintaining the flawless standards we know her for.
In August she gave us her demo “Blue Bloom”, a collaboration with Maria Berger. And in January she covered international chart topper “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber.
Forever showing off her diversity of talents, Conchita’s keeping us pleased and staying engaged with fans through her regular vlogs. “Human” does indeed qualify as another pleaser.
What do you think of the cover, are you feeling the depth? Or is this string of covers merely a tease in the lead up to new original music? Let us know in the comments below.
FOLLOW ALL OUR NEW MUSIC REVIEWS.
Listen to our new music playlist on Spotify.