King Princess’s cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Speechless’ is gut-wrenching in its quietness

King Princess’s cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Speechless‘ is quieter and more devastated than original

Singer songwriter King Princess was on BBC Radio 1’s Chillest Show with Phil Taggart yesterday (Sunday, October 27th, 2019) to promote her just released debut album Cheap Queen.

And while her stripped down performance of her single ‘Ain’t Together’ (see below) was lovely, it was King Princess’s cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Speechless‘ that pretty much left fans, well…speechless.

Because, while the cover did not really deviate much from its original Gaga sound, except for the change of pronouns, it had a feeling of utter and absolute devastation and disappointment.

That devastation and disappointment many of us have felt when the person we loved the most turned out to be someone we didn’t really know.

Lady Gaga’s ‘Speechless‘ is from her 2009 smash hit album The Fame Monster and. while it is beautiful, it has a much more full-on dramatic feel to it, which actually takes away from how heartbreaking the song actually is.

Especially as Gaga sounds more angry than hurt.

King Princess’s cover of ‘Speechless‘, on the other hand, is quieter and more shattered, which gives it a much sadder and more emotional feel.

Watch King Princess’s cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Speechless’ on the Chillest Show with Phil Taggart in theĀ  BBC Radio 1 video below. You can also see a live version of the original song performed by Gaga at VEVO below that.

King Princess’s debut album Cheap Queen is available now.

Related reading: Watch King Princess’s gorgeous first ever live performance of ‘1950‘ on Later…with Jools Holland

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.