Paper Planes – Slumberjack ft. K. Flay

Remember when I said I’d be featuring more Triple J radio stuff in the future? Well, mama don’t lie.

This cover is fresh! It was just posted on April 27. Australian DJ duo Slumberjack teamed up with experimental hop hip artist K. Flay and a three piece string section to deliver this haunting version of the 2007 hit “Paper Planes” by M.I.A.

Paper Planes is dark, twisty and political. In this cover, Slumberjack taps into that darkness and turns it up a notch.. Their style is very moody in general so I think this is a fitting mashup.

Is it weird that I imagine this cover could be featured in a Marvel universe movie score?

Comment below and tell me what you think!

(Side note: I just want to say that Paper Planes totally takes me back to one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies: Pineapple Express. *giggles* )


Gravity – Clark Beckham ft. YEBBA

For my first cover song, I thought I’d take you to church. This is a super soulful rendition of John Mayer’s “Gravity” covered by season 14 American Idol finalist Clark Beckham and one of the most striking vocalist I’ve heard in a long time, YEBBA aka Abbey Smith.

In this song, written by everyone’s favorite ex-boyfriend, Clark and YEBBA harmonize like fresh bread and warm honey butter.

Clark certainly holds his own but it’s YEBBA who really brings it to the next level. She has such killer pipes that breathe new life into an otherwise pretty depressing song.

I think we will hear a lot more from her in the future. In February this year, I spotted YEBBA and her buddies, Thirdstory (more on them later) singing backup for Chance the Rapper’s “Same Drugs” on SNL. She totally brought down the house.

So first, listen to this cover, repent and then check out that SNL performance before SNL takes it down because they stink. Ciao!