Watch: 8-Year-Old Girl Delivers A Killer Cover Of Korn Song “Freak on a Leash”

O'Keefe Music Foundation image: O'Keefe Music Foundation YouTube / Jonathan Davis photo: Sven Mandel (Wikimedia Commons)
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The O’Keefe Music Foundation is known for putting together some awesome performances of little kids covering heavy songs – just like their latest upload, which features an 8-year-old girl covering the Korn song “Freak on a Leash.”

Per the foundation’s YouTube channel “About” section:

“The O’Keefe Music Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) music organization that offers FREE music lessons, FREE music camps, FREE recording sessions and FREE music videos to young musicians from around the world!”

These are the same folks who posted that crushing performance of that 10-year-old covering the Pantera song “Domination” last month.

Yesterday, the O’Keefe Music Foundation uploaded a cover of the Korn song “Freak on a Leash,” which features 8-year-old Zoe Franziska on vocal duty. She is accompanied by rhythm guitarist Ashton Hall (age 13), lead guitarist Dominic Donile (15), drummer Evan Harris (16), and bassist Fritz Dannemiller (18).

Per the video description associated with the “Freak on a Leash” cover”

“BACKSTORY: When 8 year old Zoe isn’t drawing unicorns, playing hopscotch or watching cartoons, she likes to utterly DESTROY Korn songs 💥 🔥🤘 And she did just that with 4 other destroyers from around the country: Dominic Donile on lead guitar, Evan Harris on drums, Fritz Dannemiller on bass and Ashton Hall on rhythm guitar. Due to limited funds and COVID precautions, OMF was unable to book a professional recording studio.  So back to the garage we went!”

You can check out Zoe’s covers of Korn’s “Freak on a Leash” below:

This is an awesome cover! We wonder what the guys in Korn will think of it.

Interesting note about this song, it is actually the song that Korn frontman Jonathan Davis recommends to newcomers of the band.

“Freak on a Leash” is part of the band’s 1998 album Follow The Leader. The album has gone on to be certified five-times platinum. That record also happens to contain Davis’ least favorite Korn song ever.


Words by: Michael Pementel