When it comes to bright, sunny songs for your summer soundtrack, we’ve got you covered. Nothing resonates with listeners more than a classic hit being re-imagined into a new favorite. In the past few months, there have been some great covers released by artists like Panama Wedding, Campsite Dream, Filous and Betty Who. You can check them out as well as many other new releases (both covers and originals), selected by our Music Supervisors, using the Brand Radio player below. Discover new favorites, sing along and get nostalgic!
Artists: Panama Wedding & Great Good Fine OK
Track: Easy Lover
This is a fun, cheerful cover of the 80’s smash by Phil Collins and Philip Bailey. It was released with perfect timing, given the fact that the Genesis legend recently announced he’ll be coming out of retirement and hitting the studio!
Artist: Campsite Dream
Track: Try Again
Tropical house duo Campsite Dream have released a steady stream of sun-drenched covers over the past year including versions of 90’s hits “Crush” by Jennifer Paige, “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer and “Save Tonight” by Eagle Eye Cherry. For this track, they rework the 2001 track “Try Again” by the late R&B darling Aaliyah.
Artist: Betty Who
Track: I Love You Always Forever
Australian pop diva Betty Who has reworked Donna Lewis’ 1996 hit single into a sparkling, dreamy pop gem. In an article with Spin magazine, she explains her love for the track and about the connection people often feel with cover songs: “It’s one of those songs that you don’t know, and when you hear it, you go, ‘Ah, I know this song.’ I think those are the best ones to cover because it still feels fresh and it still feels new but there’s such a deep familiarity about it that you can’t get.”
Artists: Filous featuring LissA
Eighteen year old producer Filous pairs up with German vocalist LissA to deliver a smooth, laid-back version of the alt hip-hop track “Feel Good Inc” by British virtual band Gorillaz. This track will not only make you a fan of Filous, but will get you excited to for the upcoming Gorillaz album to be released next year!