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Amy Shark Turned A Fall Out Boy Classic Into A Strip-Backed Ballad On Like A Version

Sugar, we're going acoustic.

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Gold Coast songwriter and Adidas-wearer Amy Shark rocked up to the triple j studios this week for her third Like A Version appearance this week, ahead of the release of her new album next month.

Her first two LAV’s saw her covering Silverchair’s ‘Miss You Love’ and Dean Lewis’ ‘Be Alright’, and this time around she’s gone for an emo classic: Fall Out Boy’s 2005 track ‘Sugar, We’re Going Down’. This isn’t a faithful rendition of the original though — Shark slows it down and strips it back, and even throws a cello in for good measure. Watch the cover below.

She also performed ‘Baby Steps’, a new track from her upcoming second album Cry Forever, which will drop April 30. It’s the big followup to her debut Love Monster, which arrived back in 2018 and snaffled a swag of ARIA awards, including Best Pop Release, Best Female Artist, and Album of the Year.

We already have a fairly good idea of what it’ll sound like: Shark has released a stack of singles already, including last year’s ‘Everybody Rise’, ‘All The Lies About Me’, ‘C’MON’, featuring Travis Barker, and the recent ‘Love Songs Ain’t For Us’ — a co-write with Ed Sheeran which features Keith Urban.

“I am now a more confident musician and person than the Amy of 2018,” Shark said in a recent press release. “I feel like I am ready to share some moments from my life that I wasn’t previously ok to talk about,” says Shark, “These are some of the most personal and confronting songs I’ve ever written, and I can’t wait to share them with everyone.”