Indie-pop artist Layke is heading onto the basketball court for her latest video, and she’s bringing Snoop Dogg with her.
The burgeoning singer’s new video features her cover of the Marshmello-Bastille collaboration “Happier”, with Layke enlisting the famed “Gin & Juice” rapper for her somewhat more upbeat version of the track.
Layke’s cover follows her recently released debut EP Layke Pt. 1. Proceeds from the track will be donated to Snoop Special Stars, the rapper’s flag-football charity for special-needs children, as well as Childhelp, a nonprofit devoted to preventing child abuse.
Layke’s “Happier” video begins with scenes of her singing in the studio, later intercut with footage of her and Snoop Dogg on a b-ball court, shooting some hoops and goofing around while they perform the song.
If Layke has her way, this won’t be the only collab we see from her. In an interview with Soundigest, she singled out another artist she’d love to join in the studio.
“I’d like to work with Shirley Manson from Garbage,” she divulged. “She’s a genius and I’ve been listening to them forever. I also think our musical sensibilities would really lend to each other’s sounds. It would be really awesome… Shirley, are you listening? Let’s do this!”
Compare and contrast Layke’s Snoop Dogg-fuelled cover with Marshmello’s version, below: