Been a while since I posted but then again, you know how fate always gets a way to bring back people to their first love?….so here I am. I missed blogging, sharing my love for Urban African Music with the world but most importantly, I missed the feeling that comes with doing what I love.
A few weeks ago, I was sitting at home, minding my own business while having my YouTube on auto-play and then…..I heard Sheebah’s Nkwatako (which is still currently one of my absolute favorite jams), only that this time it was slower and by a dude.
So I stop what I am doing and move closer to my speakers and boy oh boy…..if all covers sounded as good as this one did, no one would ever bother to listen to original songs. I honestly cannot remember just how many times I played this cover over and over again.
And just when I was about to break my repeat button (literally), I knew I had to find other covers done by this particular guy, Gael Will. Lo and behold, that was when I found Davido’s “If” cover. I’m not trying to shade anyone but I honestly think that Gael’s version sounds waaaay better than Davido‘s. The original is OK but listening to the cover made me realize that it’s what I ought to have been listening to all along. You just cannot go back and listen to any other version of the song once you hear Gael’s.
Gael’s exceptionally powerful vocals, passion for the music and the fresh vibe that he adds onto a song is honestly a complete package that most artists only dream to have. And while he is still an upcoming artist that I think could do even better with a management team that believes in him and invests in his talent even more, maybe just focusing on doing covers could take him further (musically speaking), my thoughts though.
Here are some of the other covers that he has done, do check them out and tell me which ones are your favorites and also which other songs you would like to see him cover and hopefully he will…see what I did there? ;-0
Check him out on Instagram- @gaelwill