BADBADNOTGOOD & Jonah Yano Deliver Soulful Jazz Cover of "Key to Love"

Recreating the 1982 record.

By
Music
1,649 Hypes 0 Comments

After linking up with Thundercat and Flying Lotus for the track “King of the Hill” back in October, BADBADNOTGOOD is back with a new song. This time around the Canadian jazz quartet is joined by Toronto-based singer-songwriter Jonah Yano, who, earlier this year, released his debut EP. The mixtape was filled with slow-burning ballads backed by subtle electronic and jazz influences, the kind of sound that would appear to blend perfectly with the style of BADBADNOTGOOD. The resulting collaboration is a contemporary jazz cover of the 1982 record “Key to Love,” originally by The Majestics, and it’s part of a series of cover singles called Light In The Attic, which will be available on vinyl.

“As lovers of old soul, funk and rare recordings, ‘Key to Love’ has always been a song that has had an impact on our hearts and ears,” BADBADNOTGOOD mentioned in a statement. Doused in lush arrangements of echoing guitar riffs, wavy synthesizers and muted drums, the track embraces a slow tempo groove as Yano’s delicate voice coasts over the instrumentals. As the song progresses, Leland Whitty smoothly leads in with his sax, bending a series of notes while Yano and the band build for a crashing finish.

The band hopes its version of the song “relays how special [it] is and gives it some new listeners and a second life [...] It’s an incredibly beautiful song that deserves to be heard.” BADBADNOTGOOD adds, “we had met Jonah Yano about a year ago and we started to jam and make demos. After some really fun recording sessions, we asked him if he would help us with the cover and we smashed the whole song out in a week.” According to Donald Cooper of The Majestics, the cover was “a pleasant surprise” and “was well done with their own slight personal twist.”

Scroll below for a listen of BADBADNOTGOOD and Jonah Yano’s cover of “Key to Love.”

Elsewhere, The Weeknd performed “Heartless” for the first time on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Tiffany & Co.'s Stock Price Drops After Missing Q3 Expectations
Fashion 

Tiffany & Co.'s Stock Price Drops After Missing Q3 Expectations

Only a week after LVMH reached a deal to acquire the brand.

Tom Holland Saved 'Spider-Man' Over a Drunken Phone Call With Bob Iger
Entertainment

Tom Holland Saved 'Spider-Man' Over a Drunken Phone Call With Bob Iger

The actor recounts the conversation on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’

Nike Backs Legislation to Battle Counterfeit Goods
Footwear 

Nike Backs Legislation to Battle Counterfeit Goods

Hoping to block imports of fakes at the US border.


Medicom Toy Signs on fragment design & Baccarat for Geometric Crystal BE@RBRICK
Design

Medicom Toy Signs on fragment design & Baccarat for Geometric Crystal BE@RBRICK

Yours for approximately $1,500 USD.

Take Another Look at the Shawn Stussy x Dior B23 Sneakers
Footwear

Take Another Look at the Shawn Stussy x Dior B23 Sneakers

No word yet on an official release.

Billie Eilish Shares Self-Directed Music Video for “xanny”
Music

Billie Eilish Shares Self-Directed Music Video for “xanny”

A ballad about being drug-free.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.