Sabrina Carpenter Covers Chappell Roan’s “Good Luck, Babe” at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge

In a heartfelt homage to her friend and fellow Island Records artist Chappell Roan, pop sensation Sabrina Carpenter performed a captivating cover of Roan’s hit single “Good Luck, Babe” at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on Tuesday (June 18). Carpenter’s rendition swapped the original’s vibrant ‘80s synths for a stripped-down arrangement featuring a piano and acoustic guitar, offering a fresh and introspective take on the track.

Carpenter, known for her chart-topping singles “Espresso” and “Please Please Please,” started the performance with a subdued, emotional delivery. As she sang the octave-jumping chorus with a gentle touch, her interpretation brought a new depth to the song’s lyrics. By the second chorus, she added a twangy guitar and showcased her impressive falsetto, giving the song a dynamic build-up and a unique flavor.

The performance highlighted Carpenter’s ability to reimagine a song while maintaining its emotional core. This talent was acknowledged by Roan herself, who Carpenter described in a recent Rolling Stone interview as a friend whose music she has on a “loopty loop.” Carpenter expressed admiration for Roan, saying, “I’ve been just as obsessed with her as everyone has.”

Carpenter’s take on “Good Luck, Babe” not only underscores her versatility as an artist but also celebrates her friendship with Roan, illustrating the supportive camaraderie they share offstage. Their bond is a testament to their mutual respect and the strength of their creative spirits in the pop music landscape.

As Carpenter continues to top charts worldwide, with “Espresso” and “Please Please Please” holding the top two spots on the Billboard Global 200, her tribute to Roan’s music shows her commitment to uplifting her peers. Roan’s own career is flourishing, with “Good Luck Babe” climbing to No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and her album The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess achieving its highest-charting week on the Billboard 200.

Carpenter’s Live Lounge performance not only celebrates Roan’s success but also reaffirms Carpenter’s place as a versatile and empathetic artist, capable of bridging her own artistry with that of her friends and collaborators.

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