Ember Island turn The Weeknd into rainy day perfection on ‘I Can’t Feel My Face’ cover
Budding Swedish production outfit Ember Island have already proven their chops when covering huge pop tunes. Having already put their infectious, vocoded downtempo spin on Jack Ü’s airwave-dominating “Where Are Ü Now,” Ember Island is back with another nailed cover, this time taking on The Weeknd‘s inescapable “I Can’t Feel My Face.”
If The Weeknd’s radio-ready lidocaine love tune isn’t your style, do yourself a favor and try Ember Island’s. The cover is placid indie-pop perfection that’s characterized by impeccable production details and beautiful vocal work over somber accents. Swapping the Canadian breakout’s buttery crooning for a cooling, minimal melody and resonating piano keystrokes, Ember Island take one of the biggest songs of the year to a whole new space, far away from the pop spectrum.
Extending the shelf life on “I Cant Feel My Face” in the best way possible, Ember Island offer a different, more sophisticated take on The Weeknd’s summer hit.
H/T: Nest HQ