New | July 26, 2013
A K U A
Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince/Sinead O' Connor Cover)

Genre: Cover   Sounds Like: Prince, Sinéad O'Connor

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The name Akua has a rich history.  Since 1600 BC, the Akua, also known as Oceanic Gods, have been worshiped by many Polynesians. A K U A, the Canadian R&B singer-songwriter, completely justifies the moniker with her new cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

You might think you know everything there is to know about the Prince/Sinead O’ Connor classic. And you’ve already had your fair share of covers from Coconutz and Capital Cities. So why bother listening to another rendition? Follow me for a second: have you ever taken a bath and just slid down below the water level? Do you remember that echo, the distant muffle of your tape deck playing in the background, the thickness of every sound. Do you remember thinking that maybe this is what it’s like being a mermaid? You may not have known it at the time, but what you were experiencing was a thing of acoustic beauty. A K U A brings that natural aquatic symphony and incorporates it into her cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Now she’s got us all feeling like Kanaloa. Stream the cover below.

STREAM: A K U A “Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince/Sinead O’ Connor Cover)”


A K U A
Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince/Sinead O' Connor Cover)