Florence + The Machine to cover No Doubt's 90s classic Just A Girl for Yellowjackets season 2
Florence + The Machine are going to cover a classic 90s rock song for the soundtrack of US mystery drama Yellowjackets' much-hyped second season.
Set to return to screens in the US on March 24 (and possibly in the UK on streaming service Paramount+ on the same day), the horror-mystery follows the teenage survivors of a plane crash, who were left to fend for themselves in the wilderness for an undisclosed amount of time before they were rescued.
Picking up 20 years later (and with the cast made up of heavyweights like Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci) the women are still trying to heal and overcome their trauma...but they are slowly drawn back together.
With the series itself very much celebrating the power (and danger) of a feminine connection, as well as its flashback sequences heavily influenced by the culture of the 90s, it makes sense that Florence Welch would have the chance to stamp her own spooky take over one of the best female rock anthems of that decade.
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Yesterday (March 6) it was announced that Florence would indeed cover No Doubt's influential 1995 ska-rock single Just A Girl, which will be released in tandem with the new series of Yellowjackets on March 24.
"So happy I got picked for the team this year," Florence teased on her own socials, as she picked out a Yellowjackets letterman jacket from a rack of tour outfits (the series centres on a high school girls' soccer team).
Forming part of No Doubt's seminal 1995 breakthrough LP Tragic Kingdom (which also included their biggest hit, Don't Speak), Just A Girl sees Gwen Stefani lament the ways in which women are treated differently the boys, lining it's chorus ("I'm just a girl, little old me") laced with rolling-eyes induced sarcasm.
It was No Doubt's first single to ever chart in the UK, first peaking at Number 38, before the Number 1 success of Don't Speak pushed a re-release of Just A Girl to re-peak at Number 3 in 1997.
Florence + The Machine's cover of Just A Girl for Yellowjackets season 2 drops March 24, the same day as the series premieres in the US on Showtime. A UK premiere on Paramount+ is due to follow.