Janelle Monáe Covers Bob Marley, Strips Down 'I Like That' For Spotify Singles: Listen


As a recording artist, Janelle Monáe has been comparatively clear about naming the assorted artists who encourage her music. Along together with her musical idol Prince, whose sound closely influenced her astounding album Dirty Computer, Monáe has beforehand named reggae legend Bob Marley as certainly one of her main inspirations.

The singer pays homage to Marley in her new set of Spotify Singles, launched Wednesday (Nov. 14). Along with a soulful rendition of her single “I Like That” off of Dirty Computer, Monáe delivers a model new cowl of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “High Tide or Low Tide” from their 1975 album Catch a Fire.

The new cowl stays largely trustworthy to the unique monitor, conserving the acquainted guitar licks and funky tempo, whereas additionally including in Monáe’s gospel and soul aptitude, with an organ enjoying within the background and a bevy of soulful backup singers becoming a member of her on the music’s choruses.

Monáe additionally exhibits off her distinctive singing skill on “I Like That,” the place her free-wheeling vocals take heart stage. The music is revamped as a dwell model, with much less concentrate on the beat as within the unique, and with a shocking guitar solo added on the music’s end.

Check out Janelle Monáe’s gorgeous new Spotify Singles beneath.