March 6, 2013

NEW TRACK: No Rome - "Rock With You" (Michael Jackson cover)

Filipino glo-fi nerd No Rome has shaped up to become one of the most promising discoveries of the Sound-cloud era. Even in his early incarnation as CHRK, he’s been doing intriguingly hazy dance-pop demos that spill watercolor palette to the ears. Recently, he uploaded a transfixing bedroom cover of Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You”—yes, that big pop song brimming with evocative moments only MJ can pull off. It turns out No Rome’s version have employed interesting details that somehow highlight the tight pop structure and brevity of the original, adding a bit of mid-80s light funk rhythms and laid-back synths to the brim and injecting his own chilled down persona to make it sound, absolutely his. Check out his take and download it here.

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