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Online artist plays gorgeous slow acoustic cover of smash hit “Redbone”

March 24th, 2021

It is not often that you see a sensational cover being performed in such a relaxing way.

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There is something magical about acoustic covers and the mystifying melody they create.

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Music covers are ubiquitous in our music consumption habits, and the internet is filled with many of them.

We all love them but there are very few that hit the right note, while the rest remain as mere renditions of past masterworks.

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We all like listening to our favorite music being re-interpreted into something unfamiliar—and sometimes these versions turn out to be better than the original!

Some versions of covers are so uniquely melodious, they have the ability to discern feelings previously concealed.

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There is one school of thought in creativity which states 1+1=3, which basically means when two great ideas combine the sum is greater than its part.

Perhaps this seems to be the reason why some cover versions entice us to a whole new world. Great music covers are the ones that have the right combination of familiarity and novelty, and this one seems to have it all.

When “Redbone” was initially released it was a sleeper hit and made en route to Billboard Hot 100. It quickly became Gambino’s highest-charting single of that time.

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Gambino’s funky beats paired with melancholic vocals received a good reception and many new renditions—but this artist with his incredible voice breathes new life to Gambino’s smash hit.

The moment you hear the very first vocals, you’ll quickly learn you’re in for a treat!

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With his euphonious vocals, Joseph Salamo did right by Gambino’s hit single as he added a new feel to the song.

Joseph’s version of “Redbone” is such a fresh, mesmerizing, and soul-touching take. He touches hearts not just through his vocals but with his entire performance.

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Joseph’s performance is incredibly unique and so is his setup.

His backdrop is pretty simple: he sits on his couch in a relaxing mood. Though the setting isn’t particularly fancy, all of it adds to the mood significantly.

Joseph’s effort and talent are paying off as people are liking his version of “Redbone.”

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In such a short time, the clip has become Joseph’s most-viewed YouTube video with over 2.5 million views.

It has been less than four months and the video is already liked by 140,000 people with over 2,300 comments. And just like us, everybody is loving it. Here is what some of his viewers wrote:

“Just one of those voices where the moment you hear it you close your eyes and your shoulder slowly get a life of their own.”

“I feel like I understand the song better sung this way.”

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Many people even thanked YouTube for giving this song in their recommendations.

One of the top comments reads “Thanks, YouYube!” Another viewer commented that the algorithm had really done Joseph a favor, which is a witty comment about Joseph’s own statement regarding his Patreon:

“Patreon is a great way for me to create dope content that you want to see without all the bad social media algorithms strings attached!”

With his boundless talent, Joseph didn’t just receive extra viewers but loyal followers, which is the best thing for any artist!

If you want to listen to the melodious cover, check out the video below:

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Source: Joseph Solomon – YouTube

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