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Matt Stell Covers Ariana Grande’s ‘God is a Woman’

"To me, the strength of this song comes from its unapologetic sexuality."

Country singer Matt Stell is following up his No. 1 song, “Prayed for You,” with a cover. He’s taking on Ariana Grande‘s “God is a Woman.” Stell was so impressed with Grande’s song that he knew he had to record it himself. He takes it on and makes it a sultry, country song.

“When I first heard ‘God is a woman’ I was floored,” he explained. “It’s such a well-written song. The title is very provocative but the lyric takes the song in a slightly different direction that really makes an impact.”

“It explores the tension between sexuality and spirituality in a fresh way. To me, the strength of this song comes from its unapologetic sexuality. It’s all the more potent because it’s from a woman’s point of view. I think this song fits right in with country music’s tradition of sexual songs from artists like The Kendalls or Loretta Lynn to name a few. If Conway Twitty were around I could definitely hear him doing this song. A lot of my favorite music in all genres and all eras pushes boundaries. This song does that and I had a ball reimagining it.”

“God is a Woman” was the second single from Grande’s album, Sweetener. It’s double Platinum, a Top 10 in 17 countries and was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 61st Grammy Awards. The track was written by Grande with Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Rickard Göransson and produced by llya Salmanzaden.

Download a copy of Stell’s “God is a Woman” by clicking on the album artwork below.

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