Here's something fun. It's a cover of Katy Perry's previously ubiquitous hit 'Hot N Cold' by Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of, courtesy of Rookie; it arrives ahead of her debut LP, Me, due out later this month (11th September).

For this surprise cover, metallic modulating synths pierce like icy rain above a minimalist snapping beat that bounces with sub bass, the voice of Rodriguez more delicately lilting than Katy Perry's original vocal and its stylised attitude – that fact, plus this version's cuttingly mechanical sounds, make for a particularly brooding leftfield pop iteration of the original.

Check out our review of Me ahead of the album's release.