YouTube favourites Gabbie and Hobbie come together to treat viewers to another cover, this time of Ariana Grande’s ‘Leave Me Lonely’.
If you’re not familiar with the ‘YouTube community’, or you’ve never heard of Gabriella Lindley (AKA Velvet Gh0st) or Hobbie Stuart, then allow me to explain. The two are well known on YouTube, Lindley for her beauty tips and candid follow-me-around style videos, and Stuart for his music; including popular cover versions of mainstream hits. Their respective channels have gained both notable popularity in recent years, and the pair – who are also best friends off camera – have appeared in each other’s videos multiple times.
In mid-May Lindley premiered a cover of Ariana Grande’s ‘Leave Me Lonely’ – In which Stuart featured and produced the arrangement – on her YouTube channel, which has since received over 495,000 views.
Originally performed by pop princess Ariana Grande and industry icon Macy Gray, the track is taken from Grande’s newest album ‘Dangerous Woman’.
As soon as you hit play, this cover completely draws you in; the combination of the arrangement and backing vocal giving a somewhat haunting quality. Stuart’s slick, almost husky, tone drizzles over the lyrics and compliments Lindley’s soprano register brilliantly, adding dimension. Lindley’s delicately powerful vocals are absolutely mesmerizing as she glides through the song hitting every note beautifully; never over-singing and sounding effortlessly flawless throughout.
As die-hard fans will know though, this isn’t the first time the two have combined their musical talents; first coming together in April 2015 to collaborate on a cover of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’. Over the years viewers have been made aware of Lindley’s fondness of singing but have only been given glimpses of her talent – until recently – something she attributes to her struggles with self-confidence. But, as this video shows, she has absolutely nothing to worry about. I for one really hope she continues to incorporate music into her YouTube content because I absolutely adore her voice.
If you like what you hear and you want to keep up to date with what Gabbie and Hobbie are up to, check out their channels below:
To check out my ‘One To Watch’ on Hobbie Stuart (in which I do a mini-review of their previous ‘Love Me Like You Do’ cover) click here.
To check out my review of Hobbie Stuart’s Christmas performance in Brighton where he turned on the town’s festive lights, click here.
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