Cover | Listen to Little Wander’s incredibly unique cover to “Stay With Me”

Posted by on June 18, 2015

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It’s no secret that Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” has inspired countless remixes and covers. While most of these keep the soothing and soulful nature of the song intact – Little Wander has stepped out of the box and given us an incredible upbeat cover to this masterpiece. While still keeping it emotional, the duo converts “Stay With Me” into the perfect summer jam – so fire up the grill, grab the free download, and enjoy!

Free Download: Little Wander – Stay With Me (Sam Smith Cover)

Cover | Exclusive FNT Premiere: Diplo – Revolution (Chelsea Cutler Cover)

Posted by on June 8, 2015

18 year old, recent high school graduate, Chelsea Cutler is anything but ordinary. Chelsea is a multifaceted solo act with a soothing voice, beautiful instrumentals, and an incredible knack for production. Fresh New Tracks is proud to present the exclusive premier of her latest cover- Diplo’s Revolution.

This brand new track is not just some Soundcloud cover by a teenage girl with a pleasant voice. Chelsea manages to slow down the track quite a few notches with her vocals while maintaining the energy associated with the lyrics and original scoring. Chelsea’s guitar skills- and strangely enough, her taste taste in music- are equally impressive as her vocals. This can be seen as the innovative cover subtly pays tribute to both the Unlike Pluto Remix and the Absence remix of Diplo’s generation through crafty chord work. Overall, this track is a winner and we urge you to not only take advantage of the free download but also check out the rest of Chelsea Cutler’s Music on Soundcloud.

Chelsea and Fresh New Tracks encourage you to tweet the track to Diplo as a token of support- “I’d freak out if he saw it!” Enjoy.

Cover, Pop | Leah Haxhi Drops Video for LunchMoney Lewis Bills Cover with Live Violin

Posted by on May 5, 2015

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Leah Haxhi, an up-and-coming singer songwriter out of NYC, dropped a video today to go along with her LunchMoney Lewis “Bills” Cover that was posted here on FNT a few weeks ago. She kept the piano generally the same as the original song to stay with the bright, gospel feel of the tune, but replaced the trumpet solo in the original with a live violin. The video is a fun, amateur, home grown project featuring her younger cousin as her “mini-me” to juxtapose the freedom of childhood with the responsibility of being an adult and having “bills” to pay. This shows a quirky, childlike side to Leah that is different from her usual serious, sultry tone. She is brewing up a lot of original music so be sure to follow her social media at LahLahLandMusic on Twitter, IG, and Facebook to get the latest on releases.

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Chill, Cover, Pop | Ricky Smith – Who’s Gonna Save My Soul? (Gnarls Barkley Cover)

Posted by on April 29, 2015

It takes quite a bit for a cover to catch my attention. Ricky Smith has quite a bit. His take on Gnarls Barkley is risky, unique, and intriguing. The production is kept simple, church organs serve their purpose while keeping the focus on Smith. Even the video does not draw away from the central point of this work: Ricky Smith has a powerful voice and is demanding your attention.

While little is known yet about the young artist, this will certainly not be the last you’re hearing from him.

Cover, Pop | CJ Holland Covers Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance”

Posted by on April 24, 2015

I’ve been really impressed by the way CJ Holland has kept this cover series fresh and compelling. This week he covers another song on the rise, Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance”—a record truly emblematic of pop radio today with its dense, up-tempo, formulaic production and heavily-processed sound. CJ, joined by frequent collaborator One Love, has given it new life before listeners even knew it was necessary. CJ’s vocal here is as smooth as it has been anywhere, and paired alongside the vocals of Nick Petricca it’s even more clear that CJ has a great texture to his voice and overall style.

One Love again provides the perfect supplement, never commanding the attention, but always helping the vocalist thrive. He’s a master of different styles, and has been able to create interpolations of big beats that are equally catchy, but have a new flair about them. His riff on the original here has a subtle melodicism to it fueled by synth pads, but it never sounds over-produced or solely slated for club speakers. He’s stripped away just enough layers to find a vibe for the song that is equally fitting, if not even more so.

Cover, Interviews | CJ Holland Covers “Chains” & Talks Influences, Debut Album

Posted by on April 2, 2015

CJ Holland is back with his latest cover, this time adding some soulful flavor to his acoustic cover of Nick Jonas’ hit “Chains.” As he’s continued to amass a steady following and work towards his debut album, we sat down with him to learn more about his work and what we can expect next.

Catch the interview after the jump!
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Cover | Rae Sremmurd – No Type (Xavier Dunn Cover)

Posted by on April 1, 2015

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In a world, where remixes are starting to become everything, New Zealand native Xavier Dunn is making a name for himself with the covers, and is quickly becoming the go to cover artist for all likes of hip hop bangers, and after stirring the blogosphere up with his cover of Asap Rocky’s “Fucking Problems,” he’s back with a soothing acoustic cover of Rae Sremmurd’s “No Type” and it’s super chill, and has the ultimate feels, you’d think this “playey anthem” was a love song. This is a must listen and show some love by giving it a heart on Hypem!