Kelis is best remembered in the States for her 2003 hit “Milkshake,” but overseas she’s had a string of Top 10 hits. One such song is “Millionaire,” her 2004 song with André 3000, which hit #3 in Britain yet didn’t even dip a toe in the American charts. Though they hail from Miami, Awesome New Republik aka. ANR seem a bit more hip to Kelis’ work outside of double entendres. Their label Neon Gold (home to Passion Pit and Ellie Goulding) filmed the duo performing their spaced-out cover of the song last month and it’s a joy to watch.
The duo also recorded a lusher string-and-harmony studio version of the song to give away for Christmas that you’ll have on a repeat for weeks. They even threw in a topical take on “Little Drummer Boy” that’ll make you dance hard enough to make up for the fact that we’re getting to it a little late. Watch the video and download the two MP3s below.
ANR – Millionaire (Kelis ft. André 3000 cover) (Live at Neon Gold)