Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad have been pretty busy as of late. In addition to supplying the music for Netflix’s “Luke Cage,” the duo have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their collaborative album The Midnight Hour. Due out next week, the album features the likes of CeeLo Green, Ladybug Mecca, Marsha Ambrosius, Bilal, Raphael Saadiq and others. But one of the finest moments from the album thus far is this complete reimagination of Luther Vandross’ classic “So Amazing.”
“We are huge lovers of Luther Vandross’ music,” Adrian Younge said. “Our adoration towards Luther was mentioned in a passing conversation, which prompted SONY Legacy to invite us to meet with the members of Luther’s estate. We discussed many things and a question was posed, if one could reimagine Luther’s music in 2018 what would it sound like?”
“Our version of ‘So Amazing’ is an example of a unique and special collaboration towards reimagining one of his classic songs,” they continued. “In addition to this song we will be making an announcement soon in relation to Luther Vandross and Spotify, but for now we present to you the initial blossom from this collaboration.”
Hit play and cop their album next Friday, June 8th.