This video is a cover of Kid Cudi’s ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ by Lissie (Elizabeth Maurus). I can’t really remember back to who it was that first showed me this video, but I fell in love instantly. I have to say that this may just be my favorite cover of all time!
Lissie is an American folk rock singer who got her start opening for Lenny Kravitz – who actually found her via myspace. Since then she’s continued on to open for (a personal fav) Joshua Radin, british singer Ellie Goulding and most recently Tom Petty.
She’s definitely been recognized for her great renditions of other artists songs, such as this one by Kid Cudi and her cover of Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac, but also has two records of her own – the last one being Catching a Tiger.
If you liked what you heard make sure to check out some of Lissie’s other singles; In Sleep, When I’m alone, Cuckoo, and Everywhere I go. If you want to know a little bit more about Lissie check out an interview here.