Eli Lieb’s YouTube account is a treasure trove of killer covers, but he might have outdone himself with “Good For You.” The out singer/songwriter puts a masculine spin on Selena Gomez’s new single — transforming the fragility of the original into something darker and more desperate. There are a couple of tweaks to the lyrics (skintight jeans instead of a dress, for example) and a new acoustic arrangement, which work brilliantly.
The 35-year-old first appeared on our pop radar back in 2013 with uplifting pop/rock anthem “Young Love.” Eli followed that up with a pair of equally impressive singles last year (“Zeppelin” and “Lightning In A Bottle”) and is said to be working on his second album. Hopefully, there’s room for the crooner’s Selena Gomez cover because this is really special. Watch up top.