Cover | Collin McLoughlin Covers Calvin Harris’s “How Deep Is Your Love

Posted by on August 28, 2015

Building on the success of his “Trap Queen” cover earlier this month, Collin McLoughlin returns with an incredible re-produced “How Deep Is Your Love” cover shot on location Malibu, edited by the man himself. Transforming the deep house club banger into a soothing tune, Collin McLoughlin continues to make a case for himself as the man with the golden voice. This cover is a real treat.

STREAM: Calvin Harris – How Deep Is Your Love (Collin McLoughlin Cover)

Cover | Collin McLoughlin Covers Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen”

Posted by on August 11, 2015

Returning from hiatus, everyone’s favorite vocalist (Collin McLoughlin, of course) launches a brand new Fetty Wap “Trap Queen” in conjunction with #McLoughlinMondays that promises a new cover every Monday evening. Shot on location in upstate NY, Collin transforms the gritty club banger into a soothing acoustic cover that’s perfect for those Monday nights. Collin McLoughlin’s “Trap Queen” cover is available on Spotify below. This is too good.

SPOTIFY: Fetty Wap – Trap Queen (Collin McLoughlin Cover)

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

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.

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.