Arlo Parks offered her take on Julia Jacklin’s ‘Good Guy’ for Australian radio station triple j’s Like a Version segment. Watch it below, along with a performance of Parks’ own Collapsed in Sunbeams cut ‘Hope’.
“I chose to cover ‘Good Guy’ because there’s this really distinct sense of melancholy mixed with a little touch of funniness,” Parks explained in an interview. “With this song in particular, it’s the kind of brokenness and the sense of defeat in her voice that I wanted to bring out. Also, the recording is so incredible, I wanted it to be live instruments and I wanted it to be in a band scenario.”
“I guess what I did to make it my own is channel my experiences of a similar scenario when I sing it,” she continued. “I think a lot of what makes a delivery believable is someone putting themselves and their memories and their experiences and their traumas into the way that they sing it.”
‘Good Guy’ appears on Jacklin’s 2019 album Crushing. Jacklin just put out her third album, PRE PLEASURE.