I’m baaack! I’ve had a wonderful break back home in Hawaii. The wedding (my boyfriend was the Best Man) was beautiful and so much fun. I can’t believe it’s already over. But back to real life. And back to blogging! I’ll post some of the highlights of my trip later, but for now it’s Monday! You know what that means. . .
This week I’m going to do something a little different. Instead of bringing you info about a newer artist, I’m going to bring you several amazing covers. If you don’t know, I have a deep love of Pop music, so I lourve to hear my favorite club bangers* and radio hits done in a new acoustic way.
First up, it’s Tiffany Eugenio with her take on Usher’s “OMG.” This multi-talented Canadian takes the edge off this club hit by stripping it down to just her and a guitar (she also plays piano on other covers). Her voice has a kind of Sarah MacLachlan vibe that transforms “OMG” from Hip-Hop to an almost ethereal ballad. Long story short: It’s really pretty.
Next, my obsession, “Karmin” does a badass rendition of Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World.” Seriously, it’s fire. With Amy on vocals/ guitar and Nick on the cajon, this cover is probably better than the original. Check it out, then watch their other rad covers (a favorite is Enjoy:
Support Karmin by picking up their EP on iTunes!
You’ve probably heard of Boyce Avenue. Their the most watched channel on YouTube, or something. Anywho, they put up this version of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” a few days ago, and I’m a fan of it. It features bandmemember Alejandro singing and playing all instruments- cajon, piano, and guitar. Me likey.
Btw, is it just me, or is cajon the most fun word ever? Sounds kinda dirty, right? Anywhoo. . .
Finally, it’s George Azzi with an amazing cover Timbaland and Justin Timberlake’s “Carryout.” Not only can he play his brains out, but I’m pretty sure that he’s wasted in this vid. Just sayin’. This vid is a part of his “Undress A Cover” series, featuring acoustic covers of kinda ridiculous pop songs. I think it’s the best one.
You can get Azzi’s EP, “Dark Rooms Have No Corners” on iTunes now!
*This is not my term. I would never make up something so ridiculous.
What did you think? Are these cover-artists the business or what?! Or should I take another long vacation so I can get it together? Let me know!