Vocalist Luke James and producer TrakGirl connect to create a beautiful tribute to Sade. They cover “Pearls,” a memorable track from Sade’s 1992 album, Love Deluxe. Seeing as how Sade’s birthday is on January 16th, the timing is perfect.
James acknowledges that he was “just paying homage to a queen with a queen.” His expressive voice carries forth powerful emotive connotations. TrakGirl notes, “Sade has inspired so many people. Here’s our tribute to her.” The Virginia producer provides a polished, modern soundscape that combines with Luke’s voice to truly envelop listeners in sound.
Stream “Pearls” below. Watch a Sade performance of the original afterwards.