Thursday, December 8, 2011
Mike Posner Turns "Wonderwall" (Oasis) Into a Slow-Jamming Crooner
I'll be the first to admit that I'm a sucker for a good cover. When it comes down to it, the practice of covering songs is the sheer essence of Pop Culture: Taking something vaguely familiar, re-hashing it, and then re-releasing it to [eventual] wild success. One could even go as far to argue that sampling beats in Hip-Hop is a form of "covering." The latest cover to show up on my radar is Mike Posner's recent version of Oasis - "Wonderwall" (1995).
Posner's biggest claim to fame may very well be "Cooler Than Me," a track which was written-produced in his Duke dormroom. A Matter of Time was distributed to the masses through iTunes U with help from friends, Don Cannon & DJ Benzi. One proper album and a couple digital mixtapes later... Mike Posner liberated a BRAND NEW collection around Thanksgiving, The Layover. While "Wonderwall" is easily the stand-out track, the mixtape features a fine assortment of collaborators and remixed covers: Elton John, Adele, Big K.R.I.T. Bun B, Michael Franti, Coldplay, and RJD2. Posner is currently hard @ work concocting his sophomore effort, Sky High.