Swedish group Ember Island has created a formidable presence with their covers of songs throughout genres, from Jack Ü’s “Where Are Ü Now” (remixed by Flaxo) to Radiohead’s “Creep.” With effortless vocal chops and gentle, clean production, the trio has cultivated a spiritual sound that’s nearly impossible to emulate. Today the group has gifted us with yet another impressive cover, this time their smooth take on Rihanna’s 2007 hit “Umbrella.”
With this cover Ember Island has turned a conventional pop track on its head, giving it an infectious, tender new sound. The track has a delicate production that utilizes subtle percussion, guitar riffs and atmospheric synth builds. This coupled with the moving vocals creates a heavenly overall vibe. The music video for the track drives this feel home with a muted color scheme and scenes of each band member performing. Check out the song and video below. Enjoy!