Watch Robert Glasper Cover Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst”

Covered drops June 16.

May 19, 2015

Next month, jazz pianist Robert Glasper—whose playing permeates Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly—will release a compilation of covers recorded at the Capitol Studios in Hollywood last December. Rounded out by Vicente Archer on bass and Damion Reid on drums, the tracklist includes songs by Lamar, Joni Mitchell, John Legend, Bilal, and a slow-simmering take on Jhené Aiko's "The Worst," which premieres on The FADER today. "It's one of those songs that completely took over the airwaves for a whole year," Glasper tells The FADER. "Most songs like that are annoying, but this song is dope. It lends itself to interpretation because it's so melodic and has a great mood about it!" Covered is out June 16 on Blue Note Records; pre-order it now on iTunes or Amazon.

Covered tracklist:

1. Introduction
2. I Don't Even Care (Robert Glasper/Macy Gray/Jean Grae)
3. Reckoner (Radiohead)
4. Barangrill (Joni Mitchell)
5. In Case You Forgot (Robert Glasper)
6. So Beautiful (Musiq Soulchild)
7. The Worst (Jhené Aiko)
8. Good Morning (John Legend)
9. Stella By Starlight (Victor Young)
10. Levels (Bilal)
11. Got Over feat. Harry Belafonte (Robert Glasper/Harry Belafonte)
12. I'm Dying of Thirst (Kendrick Lamar)

Watch Robert Glasper Cover Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst”