When it comes to covering the classics its best to tread lightly. Unless of course you’re soloist on-the-rise benny mayne and you set your sights on an R&B staple of the late 90s.
Throwing conventional wisdom out of the window, the Toronto
troubadour flips Destiny’s Child’s empowerment anthem “Say My Name” into a contemporary check in from the male perspective. Along with a revamping of the lyrical content, the beat gets a trap-lite makeover complete with persistent 808s and booming bass. But fans of the original fret not, the core melody remains intact, actually receiving a welcomed assist from the piano here.
It’s not easy taking on an iconic piece of pop, but benny mayne sure makes it look like it; stream below!