We'd like to welcome a new face to TSIS. Going simply by EDEN, the 19 year old Irish artist who both sings and produces has been making waves online this past year through a variety of online uploads and a recent End Credits EP that was just released with Mr. Suicide Sheep's label.
Today the young artist made the very bold move of covering "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson, one of the most iconic pop songs of all time. His audacious move paid off though as he managed to completely reimagine the song, delivering an instrumental packed full with a mixture of organic instruments and electronic influence. First starting with acapella harmonies, the song evolves as piano lines and guitar strumming get added to the track while a distorted 8-bit sounding breakdown reveals a throwback to his original breakout song "XO."
The harmonies and piano/guitar riffs act as the perfect background for his own vocals to shine through on- simutaneously paying homage to the originial song while offering his own brilliant spin. We are extremely excited to premiere this and also provide an exclusive free download. Enjoy!
Eden – Billie Jean [Cover] | Free Download
It's always a tricky subject when attempting to alter classic songs from musical icons, but Brooklyn based KAMAU has stepped up and done exactly that. He's chosen Outkast's hit "Hey Ya!" and truly re-created it with a full live band, pairing it with a well done video as well.
Layering violins, bass, piano, acapella singing, and more, this cover brings a more soulful feel to the song we all love and has got us wondering more about KAMAU. Channeling his inner Andre 3000, KAMAU’s nails the cover with his soulful singing / rapping hybrid. Check out the video below and enjoy!
KAMAU – Hey Ya [Interpretation] (Prod. Ben Talmi & KAMAU)
We recently heard Lido's Passion Project EP collaboration with unknown singer Santell. We saw him step away from dance production on this EP and now he's back with another sensual single.
This new one "Here (Thoughts From a Tour Bus)" takes on Alessia Cara's hit single "Here" for a cover version that holds its own. Lido offers his own vocals on this track, showing his versatility as a musician. This track was put up on an alternate Soundcloud account after his account was frozen and Lido expressed his frustrations on Twitter. Stream below and enjoy!
Lido – Here (Thoughts From A Tour Bus)
One of our favorite new singers on the rise has been LA transplant Gallant, who's currently on the road across North America supporting indie music icon Sufjan Stevens. Last night at the Jersey City stop, they had some unexpected fun for the crowd.
For the encore of Sufjan’s set, Gallant was brought out to perform a live cover rendition of Drake’s massively popular “Hotline Bling”. Gallant and Sufjan give a strong vocal performance with Steven's band joining along while pictures of Drake are shown on the visual for comical effect. We even see Sufjan himself re-enact the epic dance moves from Drake’s music video.
Watch the equally amazing and hilarious performance below. Enjoy!
Sufjan Stevens ft. Gallant – Hotline Bling (Drake Cover)
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My story has changed quite a lot since moving to Boulder, Colorado and starting Thissongissick back in 2010. My name is Nick Guarino and this is Thissongissick.com. We've grown a lot since, but the original goal has always stayed the same: making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you've never heard before. In high school I would make mix cd's for my friends to show them all the new music I was discovering. Now, through TSIS, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries - every single month. So, make yourself at home while enjoying countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears! - Nick