Super Rich Kids by Lips
originally by Frank Ocean
New Zealand musician Stephanie Brown, whose 2011 breakout ‘Everything to Me’ was so good it even managed to win a prestigious songwriting award in her homeland, now brings her low-key, Little Dragon inflected r’n’b to Frank Ocean’s superb portrait of the disaffected elite. Her sultry swoon is a nice counterpoint to Ocean’s impassioned delivery.
“I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Adele
Originally by Bonnie Raitt
“Only Girl (in the World)” by Xiu Xiu
Originally by Rihanna
As with all Xiu Xiu covers, Jamie Stewart manages to deconstruct the song down it’s melody and then reconstruct a whole new vibe around that. With this cover of Rihanna’s hit jam, Xiu Xiu builds sharp synth and string lines into a something of a nightmare dance beat. It’s pretty wild to hear.