Something interesting happens when singers cover famous artists’ major bangers. It’s a hit or miss, it either works or it doesn’t… at all. In most cases, we’d rather just listen to the original song, to spare the awkwardness of a note that seems a bit off or a cord struck not quite right. But when a cover is good, it’s really good. When covers are successfully done they can actually be listened to entirely separate from the original song, and embraced as truly unique versions. To be honest, the best covers make you forget they are even covers at all.
When listening to Australian native, William Singe, it’s safe to say his covers of songs, ranging from Justin Bieber to Rihanna to Drake, embody everything a great cover should — a spin on the original, and in his case smooth, sultry renditions that in many videos, sound like completely new pieces of music.
With over 1,300,000 subscribers on YouTube, William Singe has created quite a strong fan-base who is crazy over his talent of mixing elements of R&B, soul and pop into major hit songs. His past experience being in a boyband on the X-Factor gave him a boost into the music world, but once he went solo, his covers spoke for themselves. Due to the out pour of love from fans who embrace his obvious talent, Singe recently signed a multi-million dollar record deal with RCA and is currently touring around the world.
William Singe takes covers to a whole new level by incorporating not only his voice, but also instrumentals, as well as beats. With over 13 million views on YouTube, his cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” has received massive success, jolting him to the top of Spotify’s US viral chart. And just in these past two weeks, he released a cover mashup of “Black Beetles,” “Confessions,” and “No Problem,” which has already been viewed by over 8 million people!
So sit back, relax, and take a listen below to our top five covers William Singe has #blessed us with. We got you “cover”ed.
1.Black Beatles, Confessions, No Problem (Mash-Up) with Alex Aiono
2. Fake Love, Broccoli & Caroline — Drake, D.R.A.M. & Aminé (William Singe & Alex Aiono Mashup)
3. Closer — The Chainsmokers, Halsey
4. Let Me Love You — DJ Snake x Justin Bieber x Mario
5. Hotline Bling — Drake