Gentlemen Hall put their synth-pop spin on Kendrick Lamar’s hip-hop classic.
You’ve probably been exposed to Gentlemen Hall because a.) you’re really into synth pop, OR b.) you heard “Sail Into The Sun” soundtrack a Samsung commercial (that now has more than 7 million plays on YouTube, thankyouverymuch).
With those stats in mind, I think we can all agree that the Boston-based bros have proved their staying power in the pop world. But how do they fare tackling other genres? Well, one listen to their cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “B*itch Don’t Kill My Vibe” should give you your answer.
Listen to Gentleman Hall’s “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” after the jump.
Flanked by sparse, eerie-sounding synths, Gentlemen Hall whip Kendrick’s laid-back flow into an ethereal, moody wonder. In his tinny, layered vocals, singer Gavin Merlot casually coos Kendrick’s original verse: “I can feel your energy from two planets away/ I got my drink, I got my music/ I would share it but today I’m yelling/ B*tch don’t kill my vibe.”
Closing thoughts? Gentlemen Hall’s “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” is a unique, brooding take on a contemporary hip-hop classic. Which obviously doesn’t kill our vibe one bit. And, needless to say, this cover should only make theirs stronger.
+ Listen to Gentlemen Hall’s “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe.”
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