New Riley Lake – “Ain’t No Sunshine” (Feat. Julio Sharp)

For his latest stunt, friend of the blog and sometimes contributor Will Mitchell aka Riley Lake (formerly Viette) flips Bill Withers’ ubiquitous rainy day anthem into a smooth-as hell-groover. Percussive organic sounds and Julio Sharp’s brilliant jazz guitar allow Mitchell’s beautiful Withers approximation to ride effortlessly over the top, building and relieving tension simultaneously. Refreshing a classic like “Ain’t No Sunshine” is far from an easy task, but Mitchell has shown a penchant for covering classic voices, previously editing Gil Scott-Heron. Oh and Rihanna. Stream below and be on the look out for a very nice collaborative project from Mr. Riley Lake and Wisconsin MC Milo.

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