If you’re a fan of Digital High you know I’m a fan of local DC talent Adam E and his diverse catalog. It should come as no surprise then to find his latest offering, an uncommon cover of one of the all-time greats, appearing on these pages.
Michael Jackson’s pop opus “Thriller” needs no introduction; its timeless appeal speaks for itself. So it takes a special type of re-imagining to move the needle here, but that’s just what the Adam has done.
Stripping away the over-production and rearranging the melody for a nuanced acoustic take, the accomplished soloist has transformed the disco-funk original into an endearing ballad abundant in emotion and identity. But don’t take my word for it, stream the new spin on an old classic below: