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Amy Winehouse: YouTube star Andie Case covers "Rehab"
Are you in the know on Andie Case's soulful voice? If you are one her YouTube subscribers, chances are you're already dialed in. But if not, you're in for a rare treat.
The Seattle-based singer/songwriter has put her own stripped-down stamp on Amy Winehouse's GRAMMY-winning modern classic for the latest installment of The Recording Academy ReImagined series.
Filmed at YouTube Space in Los Angeles, Case is backed by bandmates Adam Woolman (guitarist) and Kevin Past (drummer) for this exclusive cover performance.
"I chose to sing 'Rehab' [for ReImagined] because when I first heard the song, it almost shocked me," said Case. "It was so different from anything else … and it was so genuine. I grew up listening to a lot of classic music and [this song] brought that back, and I think that's why I loved her so much."
With 1.1-plus million YouTube subscribers, Case has garnered an audience for her viral videos, which include original material such as "So Low," drive-by sing-alongs to hits by Taylor Swift and Jason Derulo, and covers of songs by Ellie Goulding and Katy Perry, among others. In 2016 she left behind a job as a barista to focus on her music career full-time.
Is Andie Case an artist to keep on the radar? Judging by this on-point take on "Rehab," I'd say, "Yes, yes, yes."