It’s the winter of 1988 and Stronger Than Pride is still in heavy rotation. What many, if not most, slept on during this period was an esoteric b-side neatly attached to the album’s third single, “Nothing Can Come Between Us.”
If you’ve been diligently following the site, you are familiar with the up-and-coming musical outfit, Columbia Nights. Their debut has garnered quite a buzz with its originality in the fields of electronic, soul, and so much more. Today, they give us a cover of that very same b-side presented above.
Here it is:
1. The original isn’t all that well-known.
2. The cover takes an anomalous take on an already peculiar record.
So what we’re left with is a persuasive argument to reengage the work of Sade, whilst finding further reason to invest in the career of Columbia Nights. The song’s ethereal entrance lulls the listener into a comfort zone before entrancing you with a wholly developed groove. Well-timed guitar licks and minimal, yet compelling vocals, this is today’s cure for the weekend hangover. Enjoy.
Written By: Paul Pennington