It should shock no one that I am not a Justin Bieber fan. I’m probably as far from a “Belieber” as you can get. But there’s one Bieber song that I still can’t get enough of, thanks to the incredible Canadian Indie artists that got their hands on it. That song is his repetative megahit “Baby” and those artists are The Balconies and Hands and Teeth.
A few years ago the geniuses at Toronto’s Mojito Mastering had a project called the Mojito Sessions. The intention was to bring two unique artists into the studo to create some live music magic. Filmed by the talented Mitch Fillion at Southern Souls the result is a beautifully executed cover, and a perfectly captured few minutes in musical paradiseWatch and prepare to be amazed.
Considering I want to scream every time this song comes on the radio, this cover is not only tolerable but actually enjoyable. I mean, I still kind of hate the song itself, but I do like the way these two great bands covered it. Jacquie Neville’s sweet vocals blow Bieber’s out of the water, and the five-part harmonies that combine these singers beautiful voices together are fantastic. The musicianship is phenomenal, and the overall result is classic pop rock song, with hints of old fashioned doowop, and just overall fun.
While I have been recently known to enjoy a Bieber song or two on purpose these days (Diplo and Skrillex are AMAZING producers), I will always love this song so much more than anything the Biebs could create on his own. So take a listen to this cover of “Baby”, I hope you like it! Oh, and be prepared to have it stuck in your head all day long.