Cassyette shares emotional cover of Harry Styles’ As It Was

Cassyette continues to show her versatility by unveiling a beautiful, powerful take on one of the pop songs of the year, As It Was by Harry Styles.

Cassyette shares emotional cover of Harry Styles’ As It Was
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After sharing a viral alternative take on My Chemical Romance’s I’m Not Okay earlier in the year (before supporting the New Jersey emo titans on their UK tour), Cassyette is back with another cover that really tugs on the heartstrings.

This time around the alt. star has covered one of the biggest pop songs of the year: Harry Styles’ As It Was. Cassyette shared her more orchestral, stripped-back version for BBC Radio 1 Future Sounds last night (August 3), having performed the track at the iconic Maida Vale in London. “I covered Harry Styles’ As It was on BBC Radio 1 live at Maida Vale tonight on with Jack Saunders,” she tweeted along with a snippet of the cover. “Loving this song sm!”

Speaking to Jack on the show, Cassyette explained: “I just think it’s such a beautiful song; it’s so well written and it’s got such a deep meaning. I guess I just really connected with it. So I instantly was like, ‘Oh this’ll be great – let’s pull it apart.’ It’s been a really fun one to do ’cause I feel like it’s quite different to the original version.”

You can hear the full thing at this link, and a powerful preview of the bridge – ‘Go home, get ahead, light-speed internet / I don’t wanna talk about the way that it was / Leave America, two kids follow her / I don’t wanna talk about who’s doin’ it first’ – below.

Catch Cassyette on the Sad Girl Summer tour at the following:


9 Glasgow Cathouse
12 Cardiff Cwlb Ifor Bach
14 Sheffield Leadmill
15 Manchester Academy 3
19 Southampton Engine Rooms
20 London O2 Academy Islington

If you want an idea of what to expect, watch Cassyette in The K! Pit:

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