When BBC radio jock Jo Wiley gives an artist her ultimate blessings, you know he or she is going places.
Today, Swedish pop-rocker Erik Hassle appeared on Wiley's Radio One Lounge to perform a few songs live in the studio in anticipation of the release of his debut singe "Hurtful" in the U.K. tomorrow. One of the tracks he performed was a gutsy cover of Rihanna's "Russian Roulette" that you can check out in the player below.
On a related note - Kudos to Universal Music for releasing "Hurtful" in the U.S. and the U.K at the same time. In that way fans in the U.S. don't have to look for alternate ways to get "Hurtful," which will easily be one of the best pop tracks of the year. (Support new pop and download this track on iTunes now.)