Exclusive Premiere: Andy Grammer Covers Rihanna's "We Found Love"
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:49:18
ARTISTdirect.com and singer Andy Grammer have partnered to exclusively premiere this live performance footage of Grammer covering Rihanna's electro-synth smash hit "We Found Love." Grammer, a supremely talented singer-songwriter, employed a string section to help him rework "We Found Love" and make it uniquely their own.
It's a gorgeous arrangement, and an interesting way to retool one of the pop singer's biggest songs. Does it work? Oh hell yes.
While the song is catchy and malleable, and lends itself to interpretation by a different genre, Grammer and the string section infuse their version with warmth and soul. It's a full, epic and room-shaking rendition. Grammer doesn't merely stand up there, strumming an acoustic guitar, looking like a dude trying to cover RiRi's song. He owns it, giving it new life by taking it in an opposite direction.
Grammer's rendition is not dancefloor-style, but you can still dance to it! His version alternates between softly pretty and somewhat rowdy. It's markedly different than the original, but it is just as good.
You can still clap, dance and sing along. The ending is epic, too.
Nice work, Andy. We'd go as far as to say that RiRi would give your version two thumbs up. We do!
Watch the video below!
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