When I first came across FrankMusik‘s (aka Vincent Frank) cover of Amy Winehouse‘s “Rehab,” I was jarred by how completely re-invented the song had been – not just through a shift in genres (think Mika + Scissor Sisters with a dash of Patrick Wolf) but in melody and rhythm, too. While my initial impulse was to delete the track (I’m fierce with the delete key), I kept it around and was then shocked to find myself humming it in the shower a day later. Since then, I’ve totally embraced it and am not even sure I remember how the original goes.
Since I enjoyed “Rehab” so much, I took a peak around to see if there were other FrankMusik covers out there, and there was:
Coincidentally, while I was aimlessly wandering down my own path of FrankMusik discovery, friend and music god Sean was already on it (no surprise) and e-mailed me (thanks, Sean!) his first single, “Better Off As Two.” It’s more tame than “Rehab” and shows great promise for his debut album (produced by Stuart Price!) of the same name, to be released in June 2009.
Finally, FrankMusik toured with Keane recently on their Perfect Symmetry support tour – a gig that was offered to him after he produced the following remix: