There’s been a real trend in recent years throughout the music industry to take a classic upbeat song, pull back the tempo and instrumentation, and create a slow, languid cover version. In large part, it’s thanks to the success of those John Lewis Christmas adverts (which we’ll no doubt be seeing again soon).
In some cases, the results are lovely, thought provoking and beautifully realised. In others, a good song is stripped of its quality and made into something truly boring. Thankfully, in the case of Jess Thristan’s cover version of the Beatles’ ‘From Me To You’, it’s the former.
This single, released on November 27th, is taken from a new album which is due early next year. And, judging by the singles and EPs which have gone before, this album will be a debut worth crowing about. Keep your eyes on the Real Music Network for a review when the time comes.