SOMO — DON’T JUDGE ME / PONY

Somo’s been releasing a these smoking covers every week, and so it was hard to pick one to highlight. I have to confess that Chris Brown’s ‘Don’t Judge Me’ is like a huge guilty pleasure of mine, and hearing Somo’s silky smooth vocals on this track made me weak in the knees. And then I saw that he did Ginuwine’s ‘Pony,’ a throwback classic. A couple R&B covers are exactly what we all need to survive the harsh winter climate. Enjoy.

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PLEASE DON’T SAY YOU LOVE ME (CYRIL HAHN REMIX) — GABRIELLE APLIN

Oof where have I been and what have I been doing? Stranded on my couch from post-op ACL reconstruction surgery? Hobbling about the beautiful Bay Area? Not working on my thesis? All of the above.

Cyril Hahn is one badass producer who happens to be launching a tour in Canada and Europe. I can’t wait to read the reviews for his shows, because if his remixes are this good, his live mixing must be doper. Gabrielle Aplin is, as one YouTube has commented, the “female version of Ed Sheeran” and I understand why: she has a slight rasp to her voice, a mature tone to her otherwise youthful and quiet voice. Her song ‘Please Dont’ Say You Love Me,’ is a wonderful song, in the same style of many rising singer/songwriters, so it’s definitely worth listening to. But, Cyril Hahn transforms the song into a house jewel. The world has been obsessed with his mix of ‘Say My Name,’ and it sounds like he’s gifted us with another catchy tune.