Keilan Chayce Presents a “Someone Like You” Cover Unlike Most Covers

Above, we’ve got the latest from Baltimore-area artist Keilan Chayce (who had one of my favorite projects from last year). The track in question is a booming cover of Adele’s classic “Someone Like You” that takes the song and makes it something more than just a cover. I think it’s also because the instrumental blends the melodies of the original song and adds in a lot of extra elements to make the song less of a sad song about moving on and more of a bop about the same thing. I usually avoid posting about covers–unless they move me in a way akin to the original track. Scribbles Who’s “I’m Not a Star” cover comes to mind (as well as Keilan’s cover) as examples of what I look for in my covers. So if you’re wondering how to get your cover onto SOTB, there’re two examples of what I look for.

What makes this one stand out is that it feels like the original but also becomes its own thing. I’m a huge fan of the reworked instrumental and the ending bit where the beat cuts in and out, helping to emphasize Chayce’s Auto-Tuned vocals. Like I said, if you’re looking for what I look for in a cover, this is a prime example. Check out the track above and remember to support dope music in all its forms.

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