Happy new year!
My first post of the year is Sam Sparro’s just dropped cover of Aaliyah’s “Rock The Boat”. A nice musical segue into a new year, hopefully a new year that brings Sam Sparro releasing another album full of new joints.
His voice is mellifluous as ever, and his smooth tenor floats effortlessly over this reworked track. It’s not overdone at all, and is a pretty perfect cover in my opinion.
Sam’s excellent work has always been critically acclaimed, but if this cover is peek into some new sounds he is working on, he might be able to come back on the scene and kill it. His debut self-titled album was truly ahead of its time. It was fully entrenched in the “Alternative R&B” world before it even became a “thing.” Sam Sparro had the Sam Smith vibe long before his plaintive high-pitched voice ever hit American shores.
What do you think of this cover?