Another Street Corner Music sure shot! (audio)
Of all the R&B hits from the last decade or so, Amerie’s “1 Thing” was probably one of the least offensive tracks to come out that era. There’s something about that irresistible, instantly vocal hook on the chorus that manages to sneak past my defenses, and actually make me kind of like it. But instrumentally, it was definitely a product of the time, and I don’t think it’s aged particularly well. Thankfully, 19-year old K, Le Maestro from The UK is here to rectify things with a moody, atmospheric, head-nod-heavy instrumental that is definitely way more to my liking than the original. And since it’s a Street Corner Music release, you already know that you’re getting some of the heaviest, hardest, snappiest drums you can imagine.
At this point, I might as well just start giving my paycheck to Street Corner Music…
K, Le Maestro 7 inch debut on Street Corner Music is out in June. Head over to Fat Beats to pre-order!
Bonus: Here’s the original for comparison’s sake: