Saturday 27 April 2013

RFT News: André 3000 and Beyoncé's Back To Black Cover is... meh

If you can get through the incessant “EAST VILLAGE RADIO DOT COM, EAST VILLAGE RADIO DOT COM” and the voice of a man who is clearly on a drug he shouldn’t be on, below is a full radio edit of Beyoncé and André 3000’s much hyped Back to Black cover which... is lacking.

It very clearly lacks the soul and emotion of the Amy Winehouse original, and instead replaces it with an electronic synth poppy sound that kind of sounds somewhat dramatic, but lacks any real feeling or excitement that the original song had. However it’s not so bad that you can’t appreciate what they tried to do, it’s just the execution feels poor, and upsetting given André 3000’s streak of amazing guest verses on things.

Anyway feel free to listen below, and if (or when) you get tired of it, listen to the original slightly more below.

Post by MrReesh - Use letters and punctuation manoeuvres to speak to me via Twitter - @MrReesh

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