The 20-track compilation features unique interpretations of today’s biggest hits such as Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’and The Chainsmokers’ ‘Paris’, alongside classics like ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ and ‘Hey Ya’.
Acoustic Covers: The Album brings together established acts alongside some of this year’s most exciting viral acts. Collectively the songs included have amassed over 20 million plays online.
Sleeping At Last’s mesmerizing version of Backstreet Boys’ ‘As Long As You Love Me’ gained global attentionafter being featured on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. The band is a huge force in their own right, having also contributed to the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn soundtrack. Alexa Goddard, who scored a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label, contributes a sincere, unplugged version of James Arthur’s ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’. The album also includes Jennifer Ann’s haunting cover of ‘Mad World’, currently featured on the Lloyds Bank TV advert in the UK.
Fresh music comes from John Adams who is fast becoming one of the UK’s most talked about singer-songwriters. Following recent support from Ashton Kutcher and BBC Radio 2, Adams reworks Nelly Furtado’s classic ‘I’m Like A Bird’ exclusively for the album. In addition, the collection includes Emma Heesters (the most recent winner of MTV’s Cover Of The Month, with 130 million votes), plus an exclusive from social media star Rajiv Dhall (‘Starboy’).
Speaking about the release, James Kinnear from Double J Music says: “What drew us to these songs is the way each of the artists transformed the originals into something completely fresh and new. To take a party track like Cheerleader, and turn it into a heartfelt piano ballad – that’s the basis of what makes this concept so special.”
Acoustic Covers: The Album is released on 24th March 2017 on download and streaming. A limited edition CD is available as an Amazon exclusive.