A K U A - "Nothing Compares 2 U" [Prince Cover]

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A K U A delivers an ambient cover of the classic Prince ballad "Nothing Compares 2 U" for RookieMag. The Montreal-bred songstress who grew up singing in choirs and later honed her craft in hotel bars has traveled leagues since her earliest forays into music. She currently boasts the debut five-track EP One's Company and a spot in Solange's backing band amongst her accomplishments. Her cover of the Prince-penned track that helped shoot Sinead O'Connor to stardom is respectful of the sonic hallmarks of the original, but A K U A makes no bones about making the track all her own. Infusing the pulsing electro sensibilities of her own original work into the cover, she presents a take that wobbles on the broken beat of an off-time drum while her vocal is perfectly steady and airy. Check A K U A's cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U" below. Listen to A K U A's One's Company EP via Soundcloud.