Young music prodigy Nandi Bushell is rockin’ into the new year! The 10-year-old shared her latest cover on social media Sunday (Jan. 3).
“This week I have been learning about #Britpop, the 90’s and about this awesome battle between 2 bands called @blurofficial and @oasis,” Bushell explained in a caption of her latest music video, this time of Blur’s “Song 2” off their 1997 self-titled album. “The 90 seemed like a fun time for music. This is Song 2 by Blur its really fun to jam to! Wahoo!!!”
In the video, the young musician furiously plays the drums, guitar, bass and does vocal duties, all while rocking out in a Union Jack dress. Of her garb, Bushell explained on Instagram, “I made a punk style @therealgerihalliwell British flag dress.” Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, wore a similar Gucci-designed mini dress when the Spice Girls appeared at the 1997 Brit Awards.
Annie Lennox was impressed by Bushell’s latest cover song. “Grrrrrrl Powah!” the Eurythmics singer commented on the Instagram post.
Questlove was also a fan, commenting with a string of heart emojis.
Bushell has been collecting props from famous musicians since sharing her rock covers. She famously had a multi-round drum-off with Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl in 2020, which the veteran rocker eventually admitted he lost.
“This kid is kicking my butt at the drums!” Grohl said during an interview with Stephen Colbert in November. “Sometimes you just have to concede defeat!”
Ahead of admitting that the young drummer had “smoked” him, Grohl wrote a song for Bushell. “Every superhero needs a theme song,” he tweeted via the Foo Fighters’ account in September. “Here’s one for you!”
Besides Grohl, many other artists have also given Bushell props for her talent. Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine gifted her with a Fender Soul Power Stratocaster after seeing her cover the band’s 1999 anthem “Guerrilla Radio.” And in December, Lenny Kravitz gave her a custom set of Ludwig Legacy drums. The little girl had previously jammed with the rocker onstage during his set set at London’s O2 Arena in 2019.
Watch Bushell’s Blur cover below: