For some reason Katy Perry songs are almost always perfect to cover. Most of them are kind of catchy, but a little overproduced in order to match the criteria for paving the way to pop stardom. So changing the rendition just a little, playing around with the song or just stripping it down to pure acoustic covers often already makes a big difference.
YouTube is full of excellent covers and many different renditions. I’ve found a couple of great examples of artists you might not now yet but should take the time to listen to. Girl group, country or just plain acoustic. Check our compilation of “Roar” covers below.
Katy Perry – Roar: Country Version
Tailor Faith brings a little country to Katy Perry’s recent smash hit. The rendition feels still a little raw, but you see a lot of potential. Can’t wait to see what songs she’ll put a country spin on next.
Katy Perry – Roar: Girl Group Version
When you listen to the harmonies of this next group you’ll be captivated in a second. Vanquish don’t just bring soul to this Katy Perry song. It also feels so effortless. These girls could go far.
Katy Perry – Roar: Acoustic Version
Here comes the girl with the angelic voice. Alycia Marie, a young singer from Germany, does a great job with this soothing version of “Roar”.
Katy Perry – Roar: Acoustic Version 2
The next one is just as smooth as the last one. And it adds some cool and interesting harmonies to it as well. YouTube user Ashleigh Beland writes: “If John Mayer and Katy Perry had kids… it would be you 2!” – if that’s nothing to be nosy about then what is? Watch the vid!
Katy Perry – Roar: Band Version
I actually had to listen to this once more without the video to make sure that I can focus only on the voice and not being distracted by a stunning Andie Case. A strong and also a little vulnerable sounding pop-rock-voice convinced me to put this one in here as a bonus. When you listen to these guys you can envision how the album might sound like. And I’m looking forward to it.
What do you think about these cover versions? Share your favorite version of Katy Perry’s “Roar” in the comment section below.