Shenseea Releases Her Own Cover of Popular Song “Hallelujah” – Listen
Female Dancehall star Shenseea made her AVN Awards debut in a stylish blue dragon-inspired outfit that accentuated her enticing looks over the weekend in Las Vegas.
The Trending Gyal did not disappoint as she amazed her fans with her performance of songs like Lick and Can’t Anymore while accompanied by her backup dancers. The 2023 AVN Awards, known as the Oscars of Porn, was hosted by adult stars Abella Danger and Reya Sunshine. The event is one of the many shows that are part of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo.
Living up to past expectations, she was an eye-catching presence on the red carpet when she arrived with her support team which included Romeich, DJ Black Boi, and Slyda Di Wizard. Wearing a black lace corset jumpsuit with wrap detailing and stiletto heels, the 26-year-old superstar looked stunning. As a final touch, she wore her hair curled in flowing loose waves.
For her performance on the main stage, the Foreplay singer wore a blue dragon logo decorated with rhinestones and snaked into a top. The dragon logo is the musician’s signature icon. As part of the design to complete the outfit, there was a satin bikini bottom with rhinestone details attached to crystal-embellished fishnets.
Shenseea is well known for rocking some of the most stunning and outrageous garments, whether it be at a red carpet appearance, music video, or a live performance.
Eileen O’Brien, a fashion designer for the Los Angeles-based L.O.C.A. clothing line, designed the “Custom Blue Dragon” outfit and styled by @krisfe. The designer showed off her impressive skills by posting the unique outfit worn by the dancehall star in an exclusive video clip and several slides on the clothing brand’s Instagram page to reveal the reimagining of the singer’s signature Dragon logo.
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Watch a short video clip of her performance below:
Shenseea, known for always stepping out of the box musically, has taken to doing a cover for the song Hallelujah which was originally written and recorded by Leonard Cohen in June 1984 and released on December 11 of the same year.
The song has been a staple for controversy since its release, even though it was not particularly popular until a cover was done by Jeff Buckley (with modified lyrics) as a part of his 1994 album Grace. Many other artistes have made their own versions of covers for Hallelujah since its original release, and dancehall princess Shenseea now joins the list of over 300 renditions of the piece.
In Shenseea’s version, there were hardly any variations from the original lyrics. Her delivery and tone of the cover featured a light lilt and interjections of deep baritone at the end of sentences. Although Cohen’s song has four verses and a verse of additional lyrics, the Shengyeng Anthem singer used two of those verses, the additional verse, and the chorus to make up her composition.
She sang, “It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth, the minor falls, the major lifts. The baffled king composing “Hallelujah”…Your faith was strong but you needed proof. You saw her bathing on the roof, her beauty in the moonlight overthrew ya.” The song, with its many interpretations, speaks about king David from the bible who lusted after his friend’s wife, going against the teachings of God to pursue her. The mix of gospel and sexual innuendos tells the tale of how a man recounts his wrongdoing to God honestly and openly.
In her closing, the mother of one croons, “Maybe there’s a God above, but all I’ve ever learned from love was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you. And it’s not a cry that you hear at night and it’s not someone who’s seen the light, it’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah.”
The cover currently has over six thousand likes and more than 41 thousand views in less than 24 hours of its upload to YouTube.
Someone commented on the cover saying, “Shenseea just continue to show her versatility. She is definitely not stuck in a box like matches in a box. ,” while another pointed praised, “Goose bumps on my skin for how she’s sounding like an angel….that voice of hers singing like this is so calming. Thank you Shenseea.”