Bakar first released the track in 2019, as a single from his debut EP ‘Will You Be My Yellow?’. Watch Jess Kent’s rendition of it below:
“I chose to cover ‘Hell N Back’ because I’m a huge fan of Bakar,” Kent said in her post-performance interview.
“I love what he does, he draws from such a diverse range of genres and I like to do that a lot in my songwriting as well.”
Today marked Kent’s first ‘Like A Version’ appearance as a lead artist. In 2016, however, she featured on Paces‘ ‘Like A Version’ performance of his track ‘1993 (No Chill)’.
She also appeared on the segment earlier this year, singing backing vocals on G Flip‘s cover of ‘Lady Marmalade’.
As is typical of ‘Like A Version’, Jess Kent performed an original as part of her appearance this time around.
The English-born singer-songwriter played through her 2020 single ‘No One Else’. ‘No One Else’ was Kent’s first track of the year, hitting streaming services in June.