T-Pain Announces Covers Album Featuring Takes On Black Sabbath, Journey, Chris Stapleton, & More
Alert! Alert! A T-Pain covers album is on the way! It’s called On Top Of The Covers! And look at that packshot! A covers album called On Top Of The Covers needs a good cover, and this one does not disappoint.
Almost a decade on from the Tiny Desk Concert that proved he’s perfectly capable of singing without Auto-Tune, our man Faheem is back with a new way to remind us of his talent and splendor. Out St. Patrick’s Day, On Top Of The Covers borders on EP length, but the material is enticing, with T-Pain taking on hits by Sam Cooke, Journey, Dr. Hook, Sam Smith, Chris Stapleton, Frank Sinatra (with featured guest NandoSTL, naturally), and Black Sabbath.
This covers album has been years in the making. I started recording this right after I won The Masked Singer. It got put on hold for a bit but now that I’m independent, I’m able to do whatever I want to do through Nappy Boy Entertainment and this is something I’ve felt strongly about for a long time. These songs are not what you’d expect when you hear that T-Pain is doing a covers album and that is what I think is cool about it.
What songs would you expect to appear on a T-Pain covers album, though? Is that even a concept you’ve ever considered? T-Pain Sings Akon? T-Pain will feature this material plus some of his own classics at a pair of Los Angeles release shows March 17 and 18 at The Sun Rose at Pendry West Hollywood, billed as An Intimate Evening With T-Pain. Tickets go on sale here this Friday, Feb. 17 at 10AM PT.
1 “A Change Is Gonna Come”
2 “Don’t Stop Believin'”
3 “Sharing The Night Together”
4 “Stay With Me”
5 “Tennessee Whiskey”
6 “That’s Life” (Feat. NandoSTL)
7 “War Pigs”
On Top Of The Covers is out 3/17, which happens to be the exact day we’ll publish our Number Ones column on “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’).”