Friday, June 10, 2016

First Listen: Chakra Khan's cover of Bjork's "Joga"

Posted By on Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 12:07 PM

click image PHOTO VIA CHAKRA KHAN/FACEBOOK
  • Photo via Chakra Khan/Facebook
Chakra Khan, the new project from Alexandra Love and DiViNCi of Solillaquists of Sound, has given the Orlando Weekly an early listen/stream to their new track "Joga," ahead of the release of their album this weekend at the Venue.

Alexandra Love pulled back the curtain on what goes into interpreting a much-loved Bjork song:

"Deciding to cover ‘Joga’ by Bjork was not something we took lightly. In its original form her song is so complete, and so meaningful. Doing any cover songs is new for us, so we wanted to make sure we were paying our respects to her, and to her skills as the originator. I recorded all of the vocals first, without any music. I wanted it to feel like waves of harmony, a kind of melodic “rushing over” that I’ve always felt from her original song. Once I gave it over to DiViNCi and he added his style to it, it really became a thing of its own, a dance. We are excited to have it be part of this album, and hope that our version of it conveys the reverence we have for Bjork as an artist,and the influence that so much of her music has had on us both over many years."
click image PHOTO VIA CHAKRA KHAN/FACEBOOK
  • Photo via Chakra Khan/Facebook

Stream Chakra Khan's cover of "Joga" below.

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