Yesterday, Soundhall favourite SBTRKT and frequent collaborator Sampha stopped by Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show to perform a rendition of the new single ‘Hold On’ along with this very special cover of the Friendly Fires track ‘Blue Cassette’.
It’s always great when electronic acts go into the lounge and cover songs like these, and this is absolutely no exception. Any followers of the blog will know that I write about most new SBTRKT songs, but when he pulled this one out of the bag even I was surprised at its brilliance. Incorporating SBTRKT’s post-dubstep style and tight production, futuristic synths and Sampha’s warm and soulful vocal, this one’s definitely not one to be missed.
Friendly Fires probably also deserve a mention here for crafting the original track, which featured on their smash sophomore album ‘Pala’. Songs like ‘Live Those Days Tonight’ and ‘Hawaiian Air’ were among my soundtrack to the summer, and the love that they have received off the back of the LP has been enormous.
But anyway, check out this ridiculously good version of ‘Blue Cassette’ below and grab your free download by clicking that little arrow in the player. Yes.