During a show for Boston’s Kiss 108 “Heart Attack” singer Demi Lovato performed a cover of Rihanna’s hit single “Stay.” Demi clearly has the vocal ability needed to perform the song, but the cover lacked the emotion and heartache that fans are use to hearing when Rihanna performs the song. Still, it’s worth a listen! Continue reading
Sevyn Streeter’s “I Like It” has quickly become a favorite of mine, but Chris Brown’s artist and former Rich Girl recently took it back with a cover of Aaliyah’s “Come Over.” I remember listening to this song when I was younger and loving it for its simplicity, but Streeter added a sense of urgency to the song through a set of riffs and adlibs. Good stuff. Continue reading
Beyonce’s cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” may have fallen short, but Emeli Sandé’s cover of Bey’s first solo single, “Crazy In Love” is pretty dope! The singer gives the popular song a bouncy big band feel with the help of The Bryan Ferry Orchestra. Here’s to hoping some swing dance is featured in The Great Gatsby when this song is played. Continue reading
So, the full version of Beyonce and Andre’s version of Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” has landed online. I wasn’t expecting much, but I’m certainly not a fan of this. I mean, the Western guitar, and sinister, sultry spin on the popular tune is interesting, but I really wish they would’ve scrapped this one. Winehouse’s song dripped pain and that’s what made it so memorable! Beyonce’s a “Grown Woman” and she can do as she pleases, though. This version of “Back To Black” will be featured on the Great Gatsby soundtrack alongside amazing new material from Sia, Florence + The Machine, Lana Del Rey and The xx.
If you still want to listen, the cover is below. Continue reading
A snippet of Beyonce and Andre 3000′s version of “Back To Black” is odd.
For the most part we get to hear Andre 3000 rap a verse from the popular Amy Winehouse song in a deep, sinister voice, before the track transforms into a sound straight out of a Western. As for Beyonce’s role in the song, the snippet features vocals that many fans have already heard in the trailer for The Great Gatsby (the song was covered for the film’s soundtrack). Bey is clearly going the sultry route with her vocals, which is sure to make her cover unique, though it doesn’t do the original version any justice. Continue reading
Paramore has released three albums thus far and tomorrow they are planning to release their fourth self-titled studio album. I certainly have my favorites when it comes to their previous releases, but I’m also very fond of their covers. The band has covered bands from U2 to Phoenix, but there are three covers that stand out from the rest.
As we await the official release of Paramore, check out Paramore’s best covers below! Continue reading
Her husband is producing the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby so you had to know Beyonce would make an appearance on the project in some way.
The singer will reportedly record a version of Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” with the help of Andre 3000 for the soundtrack. Beyonce and Andre have worked together in the past for “Party,” but this could be really interesting. “Back To Black” is a favorite for a LOT of people though, so let’s hope they do it justice.
I try to keep my little crush on Travis Garland under control, but when he does things like this it makes it hard. I’ve said before I wasn’t sure how Garland’s live vocals would be, since the last time I saw him perform on American Idol they were pretty sloppy. Earlier this month Garland performed at BET’s Music Matters showcase and covered D’Angelo’s “Untitled (Hows Does It Feel)” in New York. From head voice and falsetto to riffs, he was able to keep his vocals in control, and thereby make me swoon even more. Le sigh.
Have you heard Fashionably Late Vol. II? Hear it here! Continue reading
Fifth Harmony has been treating fans to covers while they record their debut album and this week’s cover may be the best one yet. The girls sing and harmonize to Ed Sheeran’s “Lego House” in the clip, reminding us why they became so popular on The X Factor US.
I can’t wait to hear some original music from these ladies! Check out the cover of “Lego House” below and share your thoughts! Continue reading
I live for Ed Sheeran’s covers (more specifically his cover of Nina Simone’s “Be My Husband” because apparently him offering to be my wife is hot to me…)
While in Australia, Sheeran and his current opening act Passenger did an interesting cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity,” but things got really cool when the song turned into Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” towards the end. Effortlessly.
Sweet Jesus, this ginger can do no wrong. Listen to the cover below and share your thoughts! Continue reading