As the eclectic array of sounds and styles on display in his work suggest, Sid Sriram‘s record collection isn’t limited to hip-hop and R&B. Rock, both old and new, is also a key component in the Bay Area singer/songwriter/producer’s musical diet. On the latest single off his recent, DJBooth-hosted EP, the artist puts his own spin on Superstar, a classic single from ‘70s hitmakers The Carpenters. While retaining the its instantly recognizable melody, Sriram drastically alters the song’s tone. In place of the original’s melancholy soft-rock backdrop, the artist serves up a spare pizzicato-string verse groove, allowing his emotionally-charged vocals to take center stage. On the hook, the beat opens up into a more expansive, keyboard-driven arrangement. Doom&Gloom directs the record’s evocative official visuals. For this inspired cover and much more, check out West Coast Nightfall Pt. 1, available now for free streaming and download.
Written by richard on 09/27/13
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