I believe Ben Folds started this whole craze back in 2005 when he came out with his “Bitches Ain’t S**t” cover. Now, the YouTube and the Soundcloud are full of hipster bands trying to repeat Ben’s success by covering hip-hop’s most popular songs. Few of these covers are actually any good.
Cut to BASTILLE, a solo project turned band–a transformation lead singer Dan Smith attributes to the realization that he didn’t want Bastille to be “just a project.” The band has now taken some baby steps into the blog world, gaining fame from the first singles of their upcoming Laura Palmer EP and this cover of City High’s 2001 R&B hit.
Bonus! Check out this single entitled “FLAWS” off of their upcoming EP.