Back in June Cover Me premiered Kendra Morris covering Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.” In that piece Morris foreshadowed her latest cover when she said “you can hear echoes of Dark Side Of The Moon in both the production and at times the way I use my voice.” Keeping with the Pink Floyd vibe comes an amazing soulful rendition of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.” The song was written by Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and David Gilmour and is a tribute to former band member Syd Barrett. It was recorded for the 1975 concept album Wish You Were Here.
NYC-via-Tampa singer Kendra Morris recorded her first two EPs in a closet on a used eight-track, a raw bedroom approach that didn’t deliver many frills. Her lush new cover of Chris Isaak‘s “Wicked Game” shows how far she’s come. With organ, backing singers, and a whole lot of Lynchian atmosphere, her voice soars over a soulful bed that’s a giant leap forward in production quality without sacrificing the raw emotion.