‘Praise You’ by Fatboy Slim is an iconic song which reached number one in the UK and also garnered success across the world after its release in 1999. 18 years later, the song has now been given an interesting rework by South Wales born artist Hannah Grace.
In fact, you may have already heard her version of the song as it currently features in the latest Lloyds TV advert. Recorded at RAK and Metropolis studios in London and produced by Jonathan Quarmby (James Arthur/Leo Stannard), Hannah’s rework of ‘Praise You’ was inspired by the original sung by Camille Yarbrough. The rework starts off in a melancholic manner, which allows Hannah’s vocal to shine. It later develops into a bright and uplifting offering with gospel undertones. The euphoric London Contemporary Voices Choir lend their vocals to the track, having previously worked with artists such as Sam Smith, Imogen Heap and Alt J.
Speaking about her version of the song, Hannah said: “It was such an honour to be asked to record my version of ‘Praise You’ by Fatboy Slim for the recent Lloyds TV adverts. I’ve always loved the song and when I was recording my version I was really inspired by the soulful sound of Camille Yarbrough who sings the original. ‘Praise You’ feels like a perfect song for me as it sits so well along my own songs and I cannot wait to incorporate it into my set and play it live!”
‘Praise You’ is Hannah’s latest release, following on from her 2014 EP Meant To be Kind and her 2016 Mustang EP. Since starting her musical career, Hannah has grown from strength to strength, grabbing incredible opportunities with both hands. She’s been able to support the likes of Gabrielle Aplin and Hozier on tour, whilst also performing at prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury and Boardmasters.
Hannah has also garnered support from some big names. Last year, she was invited by Dermot O’Leary to perform during his BBC Radio 2 Saturday Sessions, after he referred to her as “the future”. She also captured Lady Gaga’s attention this year, following her superb cover of her hit ‘Million Reasons’. Gaga took to Twitter to retweet Hannah’s version, calling her a “superstar”
After spending the past six months touring, songwriting and perfecting her debut album, Hannah is destined to continue her monumental rise this year. Her talent speaks for itself, and we’re excited to hear a lot more from her over the coming months. Mark our words when we tell you that Hannah Grace is a name you’ll be hearing a lot more of in the future.
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