There are certain songs that you just don’t cover unless you’re going to really nail it. James Blake‘s “Retrograde” is one of those songs. It’s flawless, and even halfway through 2013 it’s already guaranteed to end up close to the top of a lot of end-of-year lists.
British soul singer Alice Russell made a bold move in taking this one on, but she did, in fact, nail it, bringing goosebump-inducing soul over a haunting and piano that manages to capture that “we’re alone now” line pretty perfectly. Listen to the gorgeous cover below, courtesy of Soundcheck.