Kadhja Bonet Is A Lonely Heart On Her Cover Of The R&B Classic “One Of A Kind Love Affair”

The track appears on a new Valentine’s-themed playlist, out February 3.

Kadhja Bonet Is A Lonely Heart On Her Cover Of The R&B Classic “One Of A Kind Love Affair” Photo from Missing Piece Group

In this performance of the 1973 hit "One Of A Kind Love Affair," The Spinners disguise their heartbroken track as a wedding playlist essential behind snappy dance moves and an upbeat tempo. Kadhja Bonet hasn't missed a note of the song's essence on her cover of the track, premiering today on The FADER. The newly stripped-down version presents the warm, lingering notes of a keyboard, a bass guitar, and Bonet's composed yet forlorn voice, creating the effect that we're watching something fragile sail towards the ground in slow motion.

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Over email, Bonet told The FADER about her vision for the track. "I love The Spinners. Their take on this song of separation is celebratory, which I love, a focus on gratitude instead of loss. But I wanted to do a more internal version, a version that was still trying to overcome the bitter part of the bittersweet. A version where the narrator was still holding on more than they wanted to admit. I hope it retained some of the tone of gratitude which made the original so unique.”

Kadhja Bonet's "One Of A Kind Love Affair" cover will appear as part of Amazon Music Originals's Love Me / Love Me Not, two playlists of music, each celebrating the high and low notes of being in love. They'll both be available for streaming on February 3 with Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music.

February 02, 2017
Kadhja Bonet Is A Lonely Heart On Her Cover Of The R&B Classic “One Of A Kind Love Affair”