Artists respecting each other’s work is an on-going cycle of real recognize real. Catch our weekly posts of new wrinkles added to original masterpieces. Today, Jesse Boykins III covers “Closer” by Corinne Bailey Rae.
This song is definitely one of our favorites on Corinne's new album, if you couldn't tell by our repeated postings of her performing it. What truly makes the song is the sexy falsetto. Jesse apparently was taken by the sultry high pitched whisper as much as we were and chose to focus on reproducing that for his cover. We think he does a great job of expressing the same urgent need that Corinne does in the original. They are both pleading for connection and it's just damn sexy. We might still have to say Corinne's is sexier but beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say.