11 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The prodigious British singer Jasmine Thompson has an astonishing talent for stripping down beloved pop songs and transforming them into precision-cut ice sculptures. Her stark, piano-led arrangements turn Bastille’s “Pompeii” and Naughty Boy’s “La La La” into minimalist showcases for her ghostly soprano, which can wring heavy emotions out of even the simplest lyrics. Thompson’s song selection is impeccable—Regina Spektor and Bruno Mars get the cover treatment as well—but her trilling, feather-light voice is the star attraction, even as it flits from heartbreak to heartbreak.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The prodigious British singer Jasmine Thompson has an astonishing talent for stripping down beloved pop songs and transforming them into precision-cut ice sculptures. Her stark, piano-led arrangements turn Bastille’s “Pompeii” and Naughty Boy’s “La La La” into minimalist showcases for her ghostly soprano, which can wring heavy emotions out of even the simplest lyrics. Thompson’s song selection is impeccable—Regina Spektor and Bruno Mars get the cover treatment as well—but her trilling, feather-light voice is the star attraction, even as it flits from heartbreak to heartbreak.

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