Rina Sawayama – Where U Are

Quite possibly the greatest cover you will ever hear. Ever.

Unbelievably (to me at least), Where U Are is in-fact, a cover of The Jackson Five song, I Wanna Be Where You Are. While the original plays on quick funk grooves, picturing teen romance in the summer; Rina’s cover (titled Where U Are) feels perfectly 80’s, with neon lights blinding the midnight sky.

A combination of Neon Indian meets Mariah Carey, Where U Are captures breezy days by the pool perfectly. Using sublime electronica beats, layered together with Rina’s unreal vocals, Where U Are is the perfect track for a LA beach drive, whether underneath a pastel coloured sunrise or an intense sunset.

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