In support of her new album, Sweetener, Grande made her debut appearance on BBC Radio’s Live Lounge on Wednesday morning. In addition to singing a few of her own songs, including “No Tears Left to Cry”, “God Is A Woman”, and “R.E.M.”, the young pop singer delivered an unexpected cover of R&B/funk virtuoso Thundercat and his 2015 song “Them Changes”.
As Stereogum points out, Grande introduced the song by calling Thundercat “a super-brilliant artist” and said “Them Changes” was “her favorite song from the past year and a half.”
You can listen to the full session here. Grande’s performance starts at the 2:23:12 mark, with her cover of “Them Changes” coming at 2:40:28. Update: You watch video of Grande’s cover below.
Incidentally, Thundercat recently accompanied Grande’s ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, for his NPR Tiny Desk Concert.