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SAM AUSTINS STRIPS DOWN BILLIE EILISH’S “YOUR POWER”

A disarmingly potent performance, Sam Austins injects his own vignette into Billie Eilish’s chart-topping hit with “YOUR POWER (Billie Eilish Cover).” With moody production and a passionate yet pensive edge, Austins’ artistry consistently stands out in the musical landscape.

Last week Austins tapped Norway’s Jimi Somewhere for “KILOS (Jimi’s Version),” a lush and lo-fi reinterpretation of Austins’ personal story into something altogether universal. It’s a true testament to the transcendent quality of incredible songwriting. Last month Austins revealed “KILOS,” his debut album single that hinges on an evocative guitar line offset by a lo-fi beat as melodies bubble up over the backdrop.

The surreal accompanying visualbrought his words to life as he leaves a shady motel to roam the empty streets at night before joining a giant Donnie Darko-style bunny in a diner. If Frank Ocean and Johnny Greenwood collaborated, it might sound something like Sam Austins. As Billboard noted in the visual premiere, “With his musical style, Austins is a boundary-breaker, challenging long-held ideas of what it means to be an alternative artist.