Soccer Mommy, Olivia Rodrigo, and now, Blondshell: The girlies love Sheryl Crow. Sabrina Teitelbaum is the latest young artist to cover the legendary singer-songwriter thanks to a new Amazon Original rendition of “If It Makes You Happy.” Check it out below.
With grungy guitar verses and an unimpeachable chorus melody, there’s an obvious throughline between Crow’s 1996 hit and the feisty indie pop that Blondshell broke through with earlier this year. The singer-songwriter shared her love of Crow’s music in a statement.
“I’ve always been inspired by Sheryl Crow’s voice and the way she approaches writing,” Blondshell said. “Her lyrics are so detailed but always have a conversational element too. I love when you can imagine an artist isn’t taking on another persona for their songs — they’re just speaking to you like they would speak to someone they know well. ‘If It Makes You Happy’ is a song that has been in my life for so many years and I have been singing it for so long. I have a lot of joy attached to it.”
Blondshell recently issued a deluxe edition of her self-titled debut. Next week, she’ll open up for another iconic artist, Liz Phair, as the latter celebrates the 30th anniversary of her beloved Exile in Guyville on tour. Grab tickets to those shows here.
Meanwhile, next weekend Crow will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its class of 2023.