Tuesday, August 7, 2012

100 Cover Versions #84: Marcus Collins covers 'Tightrope' by Janelle Monae

Marcus Collins self titled debut album was released earlier this year. It features eleven tracks; eight of which are original songs including his most recent single Mercy. The other three songs on the album were cover versions which are Seven Nation Army his UK singles chart top ten debut solo single, his cover of (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher which he had sang on X Factor and the third song is his cover of Tightrope by Janelle Monae which was a single released from her 2010 The ArchAndroid album. While both of the other two covers suit Marcus's voice really well Tightrope is the cover I think that suits him best. I listened to it a few times again yesterday and it's really great.

If you live in Dublin Marcus will be singing at the Dragon music club venue next Friday August 10th. Here's a poster with all the details. 

Here is Marcus and his cover of Tightrope.

Here also is the rather fab Full Intention club remix of Mercy which I am a  bit addicted to at the moment too. Marcus is on Twitter @MarcusCollinsUK

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