I have to admit I’m a sucker for cover songs, especially when bands venture out of their comfort zone. Lissie covering Metallica or Kid Cudi. Cee-Lo covering Band of Horses. Love that stuff! But this is my new favorite. German lo-fi, R&B project How To Dress Well covering R. Kelly‘s I Wish. They both might be labeled R&B, but this is a completely new take on Kelly‘s ghetto ballad.
Update: just found this on his blog:
i lost my best friend and i sang this song for him. this was a really beautiful and sad experience for me – the video is the only take of the song, the first time i’ve ever played it, culling the lyrics from memory and singing from my soul with and for my boy.
i hope if you’ve lost someone you love you know that this shit is from the bottom of the heart.
Watch it here: