Sondre Lerche has offered his take on Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flowers’, continuing his annual traditional covering a pop song each holiday season. Listen to it below.

Speaking about his choice of song, Lerche shared in a statement:

I’ve felt out of touch with hits this year. The few that caught my ear were perfect songs (Kill Bill, Vampire) that I would feel uncomfortable and unmotivated performing myself. And while Kylie’s grand Padam phenomenon was top of my wish list, it simply wasn’t big enough on a global scale. At least this was the consensus when Matias and I sat down 24 hours ago, to review our options and make a choice. I try to think about how to most constructively add to any conversation or situation I step into. It feels increasingly challenging these days, and sometimes you just fail. As it turns out, the big hit that Matias and I felt we could most constructively assist this year was Flowers by Miley Cyrus. Seeing as this year also marks the tenth anniversary of our ritual, plus the fact that the first big hit Matias and I covered together for Christmas ten years ago, was Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus, it all seemed to make sense. Also, with the recent release of my Understudy album, which contains the first decade of these annual covers, this year’s addition to the tradition marks the beginning of the next decade of our joyful ritual. I hope it brings you joy. Thanks for listening, following and keeping in touch, always. I am looking forward to spending time on new songs and music in 2024.

This season it is impossible for me not to reflect on the thousands of civilians, especially children, killed or traumatized by senseless acts of war and terrorism. We must do better. Wishing you love and peace.

With thanks,

In recent years, the Norwegian singer-songwriter tackled Doja Cat and SZA’s ‘Kiss Me More’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’.

Konstantinos Pappis

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