For the first time since 808s and Heartbreaks, a new Kanye West album has been met with decidedly mixed reviews, from the ecstatic to the underwhelmed. Maybe in a few years it, like 808s will be hailed as a pioneering work that changed music. But, failing that, at least it inspired this amazing new cover – a Life of Pablo song done in the spaced-out style of 808s.
The artist is Nashville singer and songwriter Joshua Michael Robinson, who goes by JMR. Whatever your feeling of Kanye’s newest album, it’s hard to find JMR’s ethereal new cover of “Waves” anything but gorgeous. Listen below.