Australian R&B sensation Vanessa Elisha and esteemed producer of opaque soundscapes XXYYXX have proven themselves a divine union on last year’s torridly impelling Out Of Time, so it comes as no surprise that they make such a sumptuous team once again on new single Good Ones Go, a smoldering cover of Drake’s Good Ones. Vanessa Elisha’s moody burning vocal calisthenics evoke BANKS’ dark burning allure, while XXYYXX’s gritty future production creates a more than tactile compelling, restless consuming experience. The cover happened by accident (and such a happy accident, at that). Vanessa found herself struggling to write in the studio one night. She states: “I opened up this 8-bar loop and I immediately heard the cover over it, so I just started recording it for shits and giggles. It wasn’t really meant to be anything. So many people cover Drake and I didn’t want to be corny about it, but the more I worked on it the cooler it got. This is definitely one of my favorite Drake vocal and lyrical performances.” Vanessa Elisha’s Good Ones Go couldn’t be farther from corny. It’s quickly become one of my all time favorite covers of Drake, and as she said herself, there are a ton of those floating out and about.  You can purchase the track from iTunes, here.

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