“There’s cover songs, and then there’s the many ways Leah Wellbaum and Will Gorin have flipped their favorite tracks over the past 15 years. Not just with their longtime band Slothrust either. The Sarah Lawrence grads first bonded over the blues, a way to apply the progressive lesson plans of teachers like Mike Longo — a pianist who played with such jazz pioneers as Dizzy Gillespie and Lee Konitz — to fearless riffs and rhythms that feel like total rewrites.”
And this latest release is no exception! With more than a few metal-influenced touches, Slothrust’s reimagining of the saucy funk-hop R&B favorite by Ginuwine is a welcome refresher course on a 90’s classic and definitely worth a place in the Cover Song Hall of Fame, if there is one.
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