There have been a list of singers who have opted to put their own spin on Barbados Top Model Rihanna‘s hits. Indeed and with ease, the likes of Jojo, Jessie J, Florence Welch, and co. have played vocal visitor over Riri’s signature tunes and put them to shame.
Looking to join that growing list would be ‘Stronger’ songstress Kelly Clarkson who, like many before her (including many-a-Youtuber), used her instrument to bring a live performance of ‘We Found Love’ to a hopeful place.
Lifted to the net by lucky fans this week, hear ‘Love’ live in key (for once) below:
Sigh. Another reminder that microwaved pop hits can be given a bit of substance if its preparer has the tools to do so. And by tools, we do not mean ProTools or autotune. Alas, while Clarkson and co. struggle to see their name atop of charts (at times), Ri’s reign (of terror) just will not let up.
And, despite what many will argue, Ri does trump many of her contemporaries in stage presence – an “it” factor that cannot be reproduced indeed. Until she opens her mouth. And then, well…those who at once had hopes in the Barbadian beauty tapping into an otherwise ignored vocal ability, return to a hopeless place.
*presses play on Jessie J’s acoustic ‘We Found Love’