Words By Ashan
Pharrell’s i am Other signee, Buddy, recently linked up with Chuck Inglish again, who was heavily featured in the production for Buddy’s debut, Idle Time. The two cooked up something unexpected however, exercising Buddy’s musical range on a surprising cover of English songwriter and producer SOHN’s track “The Wheel.”
Buddy impresses with his unpredictably decent vocal range, as his voice sounds almost like a sedated compliment to the female vocals on the original version by SOHN. At the same time, Inglish steps out of his comfort zone, recreating the instrumentals with a deeper, headier and more sonically vibrant sound. While both versions are reflective, Inglish’s take on the beat proves more intense, challenging listeners to see him as much more than the lighthearted tracks that he put out on Convertibles.
Both artists challenge their boundaries here, and the experiment attempt pays off. Check out their cover of “The Wheel” and take a listen to the original, too, both included below.