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Of Solange Knowles, Jakil and Cover Fever pt. I

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This past weekend, I’ve been revisiting the goodness of Solange Knowles’ new-found sound via her 2012’s True EP. I have loved it when it was first released, made it to one of my favorite releases of last year but now that some of her words kinda resonate with my feelings (of the past few months), I felt a lot more connected to her. You can’t deny it, the girl is good.

But that’s not why I’m writing this entry. When I love a song wholeheartedly (in this case it’s “Losing You”), I will start searching for YouTube cover videos of the song. I love to see other singer’s or musicians’ take on the song and see if I could rock similar cover.

My search led me to this awesome cover of “Losing You” by British band Jakil whom — (i) I have no idea about; (ii) the cover somewhat has that ‘raw and organic’ feeling to it given that it was performed live in a kitchen; and most importantly (iii) the vocal is just too yummeh to be ignored. Give it a watch/listen:

Just in case you’ve never heard of Solange (shame on you if you don’t given that you definitely know her big sister Beyonce) or her 2012’s hit single “Losing You”, here’s the official video:

Now I feel like I should be making a cover of either “Losing You” or “Lovers in the Parking Lot”. I’m gonna see if Azhar is down with this.

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  1. My wife doesn’t get why I have a copy of Sol-Angel and the Hadley Street Dreams in the car, she thinks it’s teenybopper music. 🙂 Hello! Found your blog through your Twitter and I’m enjoying it so far. Will check out your music soon too!

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    • Wassup Zhaki,

      You have a copy of Sol-Angel and the Hadley Street Dream?! NO F-WAY! That’s very rare for a man cause THAT is an awesome pop record! I would consider early Solange teenybopper, but she have found her path with that second record. With that record, she’s pursuing sound that’s all her own though she had the whole nu-soul Badu-ish vibe going but I don’t mind them at all. And I can’t wait for more. You definitely got taste! What else do you listen to?

      My music? Hehe. Will post more once the band’s getting more composed. Soon, soon enough.

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  2. I am too old to have taste! Haha. Honestly I’m not up to date, so everything I think is cool is from five years ago or earlier. I guess I’m primarily a hip-hop guy, with my preferences leaning towards the Native Tongues/Soulquarians backpack rap/neo-soul stuff (The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, etc) . Throw in post-hardcore, roots reggae, classic jazz… it really depends on my mood.

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