It’s definitely safe to say the song of the summer was “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X. The record-breaking hit took over phones, computers, and radio worldwide. While some might say the irresistible genre-bending track may have fallen pray to being overplayed, the west coast groove master, Anderson .Paak, has worked his magic to breath new life into an “Old Town Road” cover you never knew you needed.
During a performance at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge on Monday, Anderson .Paak played his original song, “Jet Black” and delivered a delightfully mellow, yet soulful rendition of “Old Town Road,” as only Anderson could. A tastefully organized and chill full band accompaniment paired with the silky vocals of Anderson and his backup singers takes this originally Country Rap banger and reimagines it as soulful R&B gem that is simply smooth as butter.
So take a deep breath and prepare to drift into a mellow mood as you listen to Anderson .Paak cover “Old Town Road.”