Usher Plays Bass, Covers Foster The People's 'Pumped Up Kicks' Rather Amazingly

I have to say that the internet, for all of its wonders, has kind of killed cover songs for me. They’re just so goddamn many of them floating around there at any given moment that it actually takes an effort on my part to press play on most of them. I mean, how many different variations of Gotye’s “Somebody I Used To Know” or Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” does the world need? And when I do actually take the time to watch/listen to a cover, rarely do I come away impressed anymore.

But this is different.

I don’t know how else to put it: I was kind of blown away by this cover of Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” by Usher. I mean, it’s just so unexpected — which is probably why I’m so taken by it. Anyway, I’ll get out of the way now. Enjoy…