Listen To BJ The Chicago Kid’s Tribute To Usher’s Confessions
He honored the classic LP on its 13th anniversary with four soulful covers.
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.