In November, Rex Pearson released a new cover video on his YouTube Channel of Clean Bandit’s chart hit ‘I Miss U’. We will be reviewing this cover and discussing Rex’s YouTube project.
Rex Pearson created his YouTube channel in 2010 with the aim to create covers of popular chart songs live and captured as you see it. His channel consists of various different musicians, You-Tubers and celebrities coming together to create a distinctive collection of covers.
One of the most recent uploads to Rex’s channel is a cover of ‘I Miss You’ by Clean Bandit and featuring American singer and songwriter Julia Michaels. The original version of this song was released in October 2017 and has received much critical acclaim for its diversity and inspirational composition.
Rex’s cover of the track features previous X-Factor contestant, Luke Friend and Hurtwood House student, Jenny Shen to provide an inimitable flair to the already unique track. The inspiration behind the composition was drawn from the legendary Jimi Hendrix and John Mayer.
One of the things that we love most about this version of ‘I Miss You’ and Rex’s channel is that everything is captured live and the covers are natural with no lip-syncing! The cover begins with a fantastic guitar accompaniment by Rex before proceeding to a hypnotic first verse from Luke Friend. We’re then introduced to Jenny Shen’s uplifting vocals which provides a diverse blend of voices to the track. The pair merge together to create some incredible harmonies within the chorus.
Whilst the beat itself is uplifting, the vocals are beautifully produced and fuses together two diverse voices in a whole new sound of this track. Jenny Shen tackles the higher pitches of the song which is blended with Luke Friend’s low and mellow tone.
The track is influenced by modern pop from Clean Bandit’s original version and combined with rhythmic guitar riffs creating an exclusive cover.
9/10 – This is an incredible cover of Clean Bandit’s track ‘I Miss You’ and explores different vocal tones providing a characteristic cover. Keep your eyes peeled on Rex Pearson’s YouTube channel (link can be found below) for new uploads in the New Year!
Rex Pearson’s Links:
Website – http://www.rexpearson.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RexPearsonGuitarist
Twitter – https://twitter.com/rexpearson?lang=en
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rexpearson1/
Luke Friend’s Links:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LukeFriendMusic
Twitter – https://twitter.com/LukeFriendMusic
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lukeyfriend
Jenny Shen Links:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/shen.ynnej/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/shen.ynnej