Bastille, or UK artist Dan Smith and his band, traversed into hip-hop/R&B territory with covers and dark weirdness with their mixtape, Other People’s Heartache pt. 2. Their take on “No Scrubs” is called “No Angels,” for example, and it’s all pop melodrama with a British accent. It’s a relaxing, washed-out sequel to part 1, despite the hard dirty south beats, static, and Kill Bill samples, which segue beautifully into Fugees fare. Dude’s talented.
Stream the mixtape below, and download it here.