Thu 24 Apr
The Record Stache
Lips – Super Rich Kids (Frank Ocean cover)

If you look up Frank Ocean’s Super Rich Kids on Soundcloud, your eyes (and ears) will be littered with a never ending list of atrocious covers. I tried it once upon a time, and it wasn’t pleasant. When Lips emailed me her take on Ocean’s track, I was expecting to hear another one of those terrible covers that I had experienced before. I was pleasantly surprised when an extremely chill instrumental hit my ears supported by Lips’ sweet, seductive vocals. She completely makes Super Rich Kids her own, while keeping the essence that Frank Ocean’s possessed. This version is more airy and dreamy, and singing entirely throughout works better compared to the Ocean’s sing-rapping and Earl Sweatshirt’s guest verse. I personally prefer Lips’ cover over the original. Have a listen and decide for yourself.

- Matt