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Watch G Flip Tackle One Of Taylor Swift’s Biggest Hits For ‘Like A Version’

After a 2023 that saw them scoop up a shelf full of ARIAs, J Awards and more, G Flip has kicked off the New Year by returning to the triple j Like A Version studio to deliver a showstopping cover of Taylor Swift‘s 2019 hit ‘Cruel Summer’.

The multitalented drummer and vocalist showed off their chops on both instruments in a rocked-up version of the ubiquitous heartbreak anthem off Tay Tay’s Lover LP. Check it out below.

G Flip covers Taylor Swift’s ‘Cruel Summer’ for Like A Version

Backed by a full band and string section, the Flipster gave Swift’s modern classic an anthemic, punk-tinged makeover, even jumping behind the kit for a spell on the tubs.

“I think it’s one of the best pop songs ever written,” G Flip told triple j.

“I feel like as a queer person, we’ve all gone through a summer where you’ve fallen in love with someone. As a story I love it and there’s a lot of queer Taylor Swift fans who I think they would like me changing the lyrics a little bit.”

G also confessed that ‘Cruel Summer’ was an easy choice for their second run at Like A Version, since it’s always the go-to pump-up song they play before hitting the stage on tour.

The artist also delivered a live rendition of their original ballad ‘The Worst Person Alive’ for good measure.

You can give that one a watch below.

G Flip – ‘The Worst Person Alive’ (live for Like A Version)

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