I’m really digging this song. And speaking of digging, let’s go deeper into Anderson Paak’s catalog to “Cover Art.” It’s a covers album, and the selections are all well-trodden ground. In fact, several are already songs featured on my G.O.A.T. page, like Seven Nation Army and Maps. (Check out my awesome GOAT page for links to posts with tons of covers of classics!)
So what makes these renditions worth your time? Well, for one thing, the Seven Nation cover almost sounds like Jerry Garcia on guitar—heavy wah wah, slow groove…It’s the first time I’ve heard a cover of this song that eschews the muscular hook on the chorus but still succeeds and retains the inexorable creep of the original. I’d say this is the standout track on the EP.
I’m just now getting know Anderson, so I’m a couple years late finding this album—but it’s free, and I thought I’d share it with you.