By now, you all know the song that dominated radio this year, brought back legendary electronic duo Daft Punk and solidified Pharrell Williams as one of the greatest to ever do it. I’m talking, of course, about the infectious, feel-good song ‘Get Lucky’, and since its release, there have been a handful of covers plastered all over the internet. Understandably, most of these covers stay true to the original and avoid bringing anything new to the record. That was, until now.
On Naughty Boy’s critically acclaimed debut album, Hotel Cabana, is a cover of the song that takes an entirely new, ambient approach to the disco-inspired track. Although it is nothing ground-breaking in terms of production, it proves to be a much sexier take on the song, with elements of R&B throughout. We are even introduced to a brand new, upcoming artist by the name of Tanika (remember our ‘Introducing’ piece on her?), who’s smooth vocals shine on the bonus track, enough to make it a highlight of the album.
Peep the beauty perform a live version of the song on Radio 1Xtra’s Live Lounge below. You might also be interested in downloading her Thoughts of Love E.P. for free at http://www.iamtanika.com/.
– Written by @oasai