SZA has had a prosperous 2017 and beyond, and now the singer is spreading the love with a new cover of “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover.” Her version features a variety of other up-and-coming artists on the track, which spans a variety of genres to show off what each of these unique talents is capable of.
The song, written by Willie Dixon and most famously recorded by Bo Diddley in 1962, gives each featured artist an opportunity to impart their unique style onto it. Among the acts involved is The Tracks, a dynamic indie rock group from East LA that’s currently working on their debut album. Also included are Radkey, Victoria Canal, William Prince, Noe Socha, and Ruby Ibarra.
The song comes as part of MasterCard’s Start Something Priceless movement, which is “meant to inspire people to pursue their passion and purpose,” while the video “highlights the importance of pushing past stereotypes to pursue your passion and showcases the artists’ stories of overcoming challenges.” Indeed, this recording shows off a diverse array of talented artists who have surely had to struggle with their own demons to get where they are today. The result is a showcase of a broad range of talent that proves there’s beauty everywhere.
Listen to “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover” above.