Genre-bending, electronic hip-hop recording artist Solomon proudly premieres his unique cover of the personal, autobiographical, synth-based “Saturday Night” from singer-songwriter Natalia Kills.
Recorded during current promotion for his critically-acclaimed third extended play, Le Garçon, Solomon uses the new and unexpected cover release as an example of the type of material fans can expect on his upcoming debut album, Why Boys Cry. Said to be similar to much of the songs recorded for the effort so far, the cover represents more ease for the artist to share his personal story with listeners.
“I heard this song, and much of her ‘Trouble’ album and I instantly was able to relate. I’ve never had one song fit so perfectly,” the artist says. “I’m not a fan of doing cover songs, but this one felt right.”
Solomon retains the overall essence of Kills’ tragic “Saturday Night” while giving the number a touch of his hip-hop background with an added edgy verse. “Beautiful boys with criminal cases, waking up next to nameless faces,” he sings.
While Natalia Kills’ version was labeled as her best release to date, a definite highlight off her recent album Trouble, Solomon gives a commendable performance as he gives more back story to his struggle for mainstream recognition. Kills would be proud of the “good boy gone bad” vibe of the newly released cover as the San Diego-based hip-hop artist showcases ever-improving vocals and artistic creativity.
Solomon continues to impress, he appears to have a deep connection to “Saturday Night” and it definitely shows as it instantly becomes a high point in his career. As he prepares for the anticipated release of his debut album, the cover continues to build positive buzz for upcoming projects. Interscope and Cherrytree… take note.
A music video, shot on location in New York City, is set to premiere tomorrow, May 3.