The Dream Put Out A Sam Cooke Covers Project

In honor of his mom.

December 22, 2015

The Dream has been getting slightly more nostalgic as he gets older: several songs on his Crown EP, out earlier this year, channeled the R&B of the late '70s (especially the sweet-rolling "Fruition"). Today he reached back even further, unveiling an eight-track EP filled with his versions of classic Sam Cooke tunes. These tracks are deeply embedded in the soul canon: "Chain Gang," "You Send Me," "A Change Is Gonna Come," and more.

On Instagram, the singer/songwriter/producer shared the story behind the project. "My mother loved a lot of artist[s] growing up," he wrote, "but the one we shared the most interest in together was Sam Cooke, so tonight I give him back to her. These songs were originally recording during the making of @beyonce 's 4 album in 2010 w my good Friend Pat Thrall. My mother passed on the 23rd day of December in 1992."


Listen below, and get an inside look at the Dream's studio process.

The Dream Put Out A Sam Cooke Covers Project