Dreadsquad & Blackout JA – A Girl Like You
Artist: Dreadsquad & Blackout JA
Title: A girl like you
Format: Digital Download
Genre: Reggae, dub, cover
Label: Superfly Studio
Release date: 12.02.2016
The original track, ‘A Girl Like You’ by Edwin Collins is a classic piece of music that throughout his childhood had influenced Dreadsquad without him even realising it and then when in his later years he heard it played in a taxi he knew right away that he had to make a Reggae version of it. It’s this relationship with the song that makes this cover authentic.
The lyrics are strong and unique whilst the melody is infectious, and the way that Blackout delivers the song with his rough, raspy tone gives a whole new angle for everyone who hears it to enjoy. It’s the first time that Blackout has recorded a cover and it’s one of two love songs that feature on their album ‘World Destruction’.