Marian Hill | Photo courtesy of the artist

Marian Hill, the electro-pop duo composed of Philly natives Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd, just released their latest EP, Sway, last month. 

The duo has now tested their talents on their first cover: a steamy rendition of Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown” from the 2008 album 808’s & Heartbreak.

Gongol’s sultry vocals shine through on the cover, a stripped-down, slower version with airy techno beats.

The track premiered over on Popular TV, where Gongol shared the reason for choosing this track to cover, stating, “I always love when a cover can help the listener discover a new side of a song that they’ve never noticed before.”

They did just that. Marian Hill will perform at SXSW, (amongst many other Philly faves) in Austin, Texas this upcoming week.