Jaya’s ‘heavenly’ cover


Brit singer launches series of cover versions

BRIT Asian singer Jaya is getting into the ‘Live Lounge’ mood!

The Londoner has launched a new section on her YouTube channel called ‘Jaya Fridays’ showcasing a series of cover versions. Her latest video consists of an acoustic version of Emeli Sande’s brilliant new song ‘Heaven’.

The song sees Jaya step out of her usual high tempo R&B and dance comfort zone and attempt a stripped back performance assisted only by a guitar. The resulting performance is brilliant!

The video has received over 2,700 hits so far and Emeli Sande – singer of the original song – has also given Jaya’s version thumbs up tweeting “I love it”!

Jaya – born and raised in Wembley, North London – is determined to achieve big things.

The daughter of a Hindu priest, she says she wants to “break the perception that all Asian women can do is be housewives.”

“Being an Indian pop singer I am aware that it makes me pretty unique,” she says.

“I just hope I can be a positive role model to females, especially Asian females and let them know not to be afraid to dream, because I’m chasing mine.”

Here’s Jaya’s cover of Emeli Sande’s ‘Heaven’ – What do you think?

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