jj has a long history of covering R&B songs. For their friend ceo’s birthday this year, they covered “Birthday Sex” by Jeremih, and prior to that, they covered Akon‘s “Troublemaker.” Throw in their cover of Lil’ Wayne, and you could nearly call them prolific cover artists for a full-time non-cover band. So, considering their love of covering R&B songs, it should come as no surprise that their most recent cover is of The-Dream‘s “Right Side of My Brain.”
jj’s general M.O. when it comes to covers is to take the original song and strip it down to pretty much just the piano and Elin Kastlander’s beautiful voice, and they don’t deviate here. The treatment suits the song well. The original by The-Dream is driven by heavy synthesizers and his longing voice – more club banger than love ballad. jj, on the other hand, take it to a much more intimate place. Kastlander’s voice coupled with the simple piano makes the song sound genuinely heartfelt. Watch the video below.
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