I haven’t done a post sharing my favorite song covers in a while and thought today would be a great day. It’s amazing how much time and energy it takes going away on repeated trips. This is the first time I’ll be home in Vancouver for the weekend with no obligations. FREEDOM. Sufficed to say, I lot of catch up will be done this weekend on a personal, professional and homestead front.
First thing I’m tackling on my “posts to write” list, is this song covers article. There’s nothing I love more than hearing an amazing cover of a popular song that’s currently playing on the radio. It always impresses me how other musicians can reinterpret well-known tracks and give them a completely different spin. I’ve picked three of my current favorites. Check the following covers out by Karmin, Nick Hagelin and Adam Stanton. These three talented artists tackle Nicki Minaj, Britney and Shontelle respectively. Let me know what you think.
At first glance of Karmin, the last artist you think they’d cover is Nicki Minaj. That just goes and prove that you can’t judge a book by its cover. They describe themselves as a little band with a big sound. That description couldn’t be more accurate. Amy has some sick rapping skills for a white girl from Boston. Mad props. Learn more about them at http://karminmusic.com/.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about this wicked acoustic mashup I found of this guy doing two of Britney’s recent hits. Today, I’m showcasing another acoustic rendition of Brit’s “Till The World Ends”. I wonder what it is about Spears’ music that translates so well to male singers. Upcoming popstar Nick Hagelin, shows off his vocal versatility on this cover. What appreciate most about Hagelin’s video is there’s a buildup to the actual performance. He sneaks into an abandoned warehouse to get maximum acoustics. Ironically enough, he taped it on May 21st, the day the apocalypse was supposed to come. Keep an eye out on Nick. No doubt, he’ll be making waves soon, plus he’s not bad to look at. Check more of him at http://www.facebook.com/NickHagelinOfficial.
As you all know, I’m a big Shontelle fan. I was lucky enough to chat with the Bajan singer for an interview a couple of months ago. Funny enough, we talked about “Hello to Goodbye” since it was going to be her upcoming single. Recently, she released the music video for the heartfelt ballad. This cover is brought to you by Adam Stanton & Candace Lacina. Stanton is a Canadian singer/songwriter/producer who asked his good friend Candace to help him out. I’m glad he did, because she has some killer vocals.