New Track: Bilal – “Too High” (Stevie Wonder Cover)

 

Um, yeah. Bilal covering Stevie Wonder? Lots more where this came from, please! This particular tune shares a smoothed out, jazzed up take on “Too High” and immediately moves listeners to a nostalgic happy place. The instrumentation is compliments of Yesterday’s New Quintet (Madlib), too!

The track is featured on Bilal’s upcoming mixtape, The Retrospection, presented by Vikter Duplaix. Absolutely cannot wait!

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New Track: Mara Hruby – “Simply Beautiful” (Al Green Cover)

 

In her first release since her From Her Eyes collection of covers two years ago, Mara Hruby celebrates the anniversary with yet another cover from a popular male artist. Stripping it down to an acoustic performance, Mara lets her sultry voice shine for her rendition of “Simply Beautiful” by Al Green. Shivers for days. Stream and download below!

And yes, an album of original material is coming – sit tight.

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Video: Siaira Shawn – “Cherish The Day” (Sade Cover)

 

Inspired by the earth-shattering rendition by Lalah Hathaway for Robert Glasper’s most recent project, our girl Siaira Shawn put her own spin on Sade’s “Cherish The Day.” Siaira boldly sings a cappella and lets her sweet voice shine in this heartfelt, intimate performance.

And yes, you can definitely expect new music from Siaira this year along with more little treats like this one – can’t wait!

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Video: The Bamboos – “Lost” (Frank Ocean Cover)

 

Yeah. Couldn’t stop listening or watching. The Bamboos are out of the world with this performance and Kylie Auldist has some voodoo powers with that voice, for real. Certain covers bring a whole new life to a track and just thrust you into a world of wonder. We found ourselves ruminating on the possibilities of all the beautiful varied versions that can be birthed from great songwriting. Frank Ocean, how we love thee.

Awesome version of “Lost.” And it is pretty fantastic to hear our gal sing about titties – we agree.

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Exclusive Video: Selah Sue – ‘Covers’ with Maiya Norton

 

Just having released her debut album a couple months back, Selah Sue sat down with us to talk about her journey and her influences that led up to Selah Sue the album. Selah also shared a backstage ritual, a memorable phone call, and a live rooftop performance, amongst other juicy bits. So endearing this young starlet is – so glad we got to catch up!

Giant Step contributor Maiya Norton kicks off this new exclusive video series, Covers, on our Tribeca rooftop. Many thanks to our film man, Rashid Zakat as well.

Be sure to catch Selah on tour supporting Allen Stone and Walk Off The Earth!

Tour Dates
w/ Allen Stone
TUE – 13-NOV – FRENDALE, MI – THE MAGIC BAG
WED – 14-NOV – TORONTO, CANADA – THE OPERA HOUSE

w/ Walk Off The Earth
MON – 26-NOV – SEATTLE, WA – THE SHOWBOX
WED – 28-NOV – PORTLAND, OR – WONDER BALLROOM
THU – 29-NOV – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – THE REGENCY BALLROOM
FRI – 30-NOV – LOS ANGELES, CA – TROUBADOUR
SAT – 01-DEC – SANTA ANA, CA – YOST THEATER

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