When Conor Maynard isn’t turning out some of my favorite pop-house tunes, he’s usually putting his own spin on music’s biggest tunes, creating cover projects that stand their ground when compared to the original. His latest is no exception.
Joined by YouTube sensations Samantha Harvey and rapper Anth, Maynard takes on Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s current chart climber “This Is What You Came For,” delivering an inspired acapella cover. The three soloists blend their differing musical styles as well as hot tracks “All My Friends” from Snakehips and “Company” by one Justin Bieber, for one seamlessly resonant re-up. The end result is a more nuanced interpretation, adding in parts melodic harmony and fresh flow, but that works in their favor; they stay true to the original while still offering up an atypical take. Enjoy: