In a week, Jamie Cullum’s fourth album, The Pursuit, is released in the US. I’m crazy excited, because Jamie Cullum is awesome to begin with, but yesterday I finally listened to one of the songs off this upcoming album. I hadn’t heard any cuts yet, and holy cow did this one blow me away. You will almost certainly recognize this song by Rihanna:
OK, so that’s a great pop tune, killer MJ sample in the middle, great beat, fun to dance to, the whole bit. It’s a fun song. Now, here is one facet of Cullum’s genius that blows me away. He can take a song from basically any genre and make it incredible in his own specific way. He takes Rihanna’s great song and turns it into this:
Why can’t Youtube write embedding codes that work well? I’m not savvy enough to get this video to fit inside the parameters of my blog. Anyway.