Dua Lipa has covered Arlo Parks’ single “Eugene” during her latest BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge set.
Backed by a trio of vocalists and a lone guitarist, Lipa’s cover taps into the emotional lyricism of Parks’ original for an enthralling performance. First released in 2020, “Eugene” appeared on the tracklist of the indie singer-songwriter’s debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams, which arrived in January.
“Such a fan of this young lady and her magical voice,” Lipa gushed on Instagram of Parks. The latter expressed her own amazement at Lipa’s cover. “I’M ABSOLUTELY FLOORED! Dua, I literally felt like I was levitating listening to you covering ‘Eugene’ on the BBC Radio 1 live lounge,” Parks wrote on Twitter. “What a special moment for a quiet, intensely personal tune that was written in a living room!”
While in the Live Lounge, Lipa also performed her recent single “We’re Good,” from Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition, and a piano-led reinvention of her club track “Hallucinate.” Watch all her performances below.
“Eugene” (Arlo Parks cover):