The biggest problem with a pop song, is that if you listen to it too many times, you will inevitably reach a saturation point. In fact, a pop song has to be exceptionally good to stand up to the the test of radio overplay. Back in October, I mentioned a couple of tunes that I thought had a refreshing sound. One of them was ‚Royals‘ be Lorde. 6 months later, I flick away from the track when I hear the first beats of the intro.
That’s where good remixes and covers come in. Here’s a great tribute from the Jamaican dancehall reggae artist Busy Signal. Granted, I can’t really understand what he’s singing about, but I love his silky voice, the ragga makeover and the great rap in the middle of the track (at 1:25).