Luke Alexander gives Aaliyah’s ‘Try Again’ a contemporary club rinse
At the top of 2000’s throwback playlists is Aaliyah‘s “Try Again.” A time-honored classic that has aged well, to say the least, the original graced the tracklist of the late artist’s Romeo Must Die LP. Now, it’s serving as the sonic muse for a contemporary dance-pop cover that comes courtesy of Luke Alexander.
Though Alexander has been a fixture of the East Coast club circuit in recent years, the “Try Again” cover makes a splash as the New York native’s first major release. As live events slowly but surely inch toward reawakening, Alexander’s contemporary spin is a clear candidate for live playout, ready and waiting in the wings for in-person deployment. The Simon Blaze feature is out now via What You Need, a division of Deep Root Records.