Having notched up more than 400 Million streams on Spotify alone, she is quickly becoming one of the UK’s leading female artists. In full lockdown in 2020, Karen recorded a beautiful, sublime, and stripped back, cover version of the Roxette classic “It Must Have Been Love” in her bedroom, with her then-boyfriend (now husband) accompanying her on piano and decided to release it independently on her own label Purple Coco.
Fast forward a year and the track is sitting comfortably in the iTunes Top 40, following a play on the TV show Love Island. It has had a huge response, gaining more than 11,000 Shazam’s from a 30-second clip. As it stands, this looks like being the runaway hit, used in this year’s series.
This gorgeous version of the song actually got a big thumbs up from Per Gessle from Roxette, when it was sent to him to clear the publishing. Guaranteed to give you goose-bumps. Please check out this beautiful rendition.
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Written by: Tara