Radiohead’s songs are covered very often — except for “Creep,” which everyone from Kelly Clarkson and The Pretenders to Prince and Pearl Jam has taken a stab at. Perhaps most notably, Macy Gray included a great version of it on her 2012 album Covered.
At the Montclair Jazz Festival, Sept. 10, Danielle Ponder also performed a memorable version of it, turning the intense four-minute ballad (as originally recorded, on Radiohead’s 1993 Pablo Honey album) into an eight-minute epic. You can watch it below.
Ponder — a native of Rochester, N.Y. — has been performing “Creep” for several years. She will release her eight-track debut album, Some of Us Are Brave, on Sept. 16, on the Future Classic label (“Creep,” alas, is not on it).
For more about her, visit danielleponder.com.
Here is the video from Montclair:
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