On her new album, Covered, Macy Gray takes on Eurythmics’ “Here Comes The Rain Again.” Unfortunately, both musically and vocally, her cover hovers in place, never really taking off.
Thankfully, here comes The Jessica Stuart Few to clear away the memory of Gray’s leaden rendition. The Toronto-based jazz-folk trio recently recorded a live acoustic cover of “Here Comes The Rain Again” that definitely merits a listen.
Supported by cohorts Dan Fortin on double-bass and Tony Nesbitt-Larking on percussion, Jessica Stuart adds her stamp on the synthpop classic by changing things up here and there vocally. But the real star of this “Here Comes The Rain Again” cover is Stuart’s performance on the koto, a 13-string traditional Japanese floor harp.
How’s that for a new, yet centuries-old emotion?
Learn more about The Jessica Stuart Few via their website.
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