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Her Acoustic Cover Of The Chainsmokers' 'Closer' Is Simply Perfect

Meet 19-year-old Ysabelle Cuevas.


California's Ysabelle Cuevas has been uploading videos of her singing for the past six years, but it's her latest upload that caught our attention.

The 19-year-old Cuevas did an absolutely beautiful acoustic cover of "Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey that has gotten more than 95,000 views since being uploaded to YouTube just five days ago.

"Okay, this song has been stuck in my head for days," Cuevas writes in the video's description. "I had to do it."

We're glad she did.

At just under three minutes, Cuevas' version strips the synthesizers and backbeat-driven original down to its rawest elements, with only her voice and sparse, bright chords crisply picked out on her guitar allowing the breakup anthem to quietly unfold.

The result is a beautiful reimagining of the song that captures its essence: the experience of heartbreak tinged with an ever-present ache for reconciliation.

You can see more from Ysabelle Cuevas on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.

Nice work, Ysabelle.


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