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"I'm not really a 'covers' kind of guy, but I was listening to KP's album in my car and kept playing this song over and over," Richard tells AOL Music. "The production is perfect for Katy. Max Martin always nails it. But I also felt there was another approach that would be show off the song itself a bit more. So I went into my studio and did this ... wrote a string chart ... but kept production very limited. Plus ... I was bored that day!"
Richard's boring day ended up being our gain! Take a listen to his cover of 'The One That Got Away' and tell us what you think of the Marx-ized version.