Australian alt-R&B artist Vanessa Elisha has been pleasing the hype for a while now and her EP “It’s a Day And Night Thing” out during the month of November is one of the most expected EP of this fall. As a way to make us wait, she unveiled her smooth cover of “Friendly Skies” by one of her idols Missy Elliott.
You can recognize her own unique way of executing R&B tracks thanks to her sweet voice mixed with deep bassline vibes. One way of reminding her own inspirations as a female artist and producer, she makes a cover of one of the most iconic tracks of Missy taken from her debut album “Supa Dupa Fly” released in 1997.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/289267459″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
About the cover, Vanessa declared:
I really wanted to pay homage to Missy Elliott’s early work and how it has inspired my sound. I was playing around with a beat one day and I started to sing “Friendly Skies” and it all just came about so naturally, I wasn’t sure I’d even put it out at the time, but I completely switched up the beat and fell in love with the rework, so I had to share it.