Soul duo Black Pumas has taken to SoundCloud to share a mellow new cover of Tracy Chapman‘s record “Fast Car.” Released on Tuesday, the song features vocalist Eric Burton at the helm of the reflective lyrics, while guitarist Adrian Quesada strums in the background.
“Fast Car” has been a popular track for the group to perform at live shows and has long been a fan favorite, according to Burton. “I learned the song when I first began to busk and of the covers that I knew, it garnered the most attention from the random passerby,” he said. “As a musician and artist, I’m attracted to songs that make us reflect on our daily struggles for making life worth living for.”
The cover follows behind the Black Pumas’ brand-new cut of its single “Fire (Steady Groovin Mix),” which also released on SoundCloud earlier this week. As for the future, the band is slated to stream a live performance on June 21 that will be presented by the Texas Lottery, commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Black Pumas’ self-titled debut album.
Listen to “Fast Car” now in the player below.
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