In honor of the monumental LP's 13th anniversary, BJ the Chicago Kid has released a collection of covers of songs from Usher's Confessions. On BJTCK: A Tribute to the Anniversary of Usher's Confessions the Windy City songwriter forgoes the album's big singles in favor of performing stripped-back, soulful takes on four deeper cuts from the R&B titan's fourth album, including "Confessions Part I" and a medley version of "Can You Handle It" and "Superstar." The project also includes clips of interviews with Usher as spoken interludes between the tracks.
Early last year, BJ released a trio of covers to celebrate the anniversary of D'Angelo's "Untitled (How Does It Feel)." He's also covered James Brown, released a video for his take on Aaliyah's "One in a Million", and given an acoustic treatment to Blackstreet's "Before I Let You Go" in the past.
Before his success as a solo artist, BJ provided backing vocals for the likes of Stevie Wonder and Kanye West and reportedly worked as a backup singer for Usher himself, according to an NPR interview from last year. Listen to his full tribute below.