Music review: Will Heard and Cara Delevingne “Sonnentanz (Sun Don’t Shine)

Model Cara Delevingne recently teamed up with Will Heard for an acoustic session and the results may be surprising to skeptics of this widely publicized 21-year-old.

Cara Delevingne

Who were you friends with at 21 years old?

Talk about having friends in high places.

Cara Delevingne parties and chums it up with the likes of Ellie Goulding, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Rita Ora.

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And those are just her mainstream artist friends. Forget about a list of her fashion contacts. Everyone knows her face. That girl could get a contract modeling toupées.

But when you least expect it, like I did moments ago, you find out she also… sings?

She teamed up with Will Heard for this acoustic take on “Sonnentanz,” which is originally a track Heard did with Klangkarussell. It purportedly rose to the charts and dominated in August over in the U.K. (Just FYI, the original is pretty darn good, too).

And though I went in with great doubts for the acoustic version with Delevingne, I was pleasantly surprised. Heard is as passionate as he is on the original version (maybe more given the eye candy he’s collaborating with), and does justice to his history as a soulful singer-songwriter. Delevingne showcases a different side, unlike the one I regularly read about in the tabloids.

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Then again, they do say not to judge a book by its cover (but does that apply to models who are on covers? OK, bad joke).

So, perhaps she’s not the wild child that breaks hearts and breaks up friends? Oh, I don’t know. More important, who cares? I do know the song you are about to hear has her interweaving vocals that features both vulnerability with sweet subtleties. She functions more as a supportive force vocally to Heard’s crooning. Not a bad acoustic cover at all.

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But I’m torn readers, what do you think? Does she show promise or is it just enough to get by? I enjoyed her voice and think she has enough talent to make me want to hear more!

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