Jacob Collier covers “In My Room”

Written by Rebecca Jo Loeb

Mezzo-soprano

September 30, 2019

I love me a good cover, and I found this particular cover (not to mention the many other covers found on this album) to be some of the more interesting, jazzy, clever, and gaudy covers I’ve heard in recent memory.

I chose “In my room” not only cause, well, I particularly like it, but because it somehow manages to stay faithful to the original in vibe and form while truly being its own song. Pay particular attention to the rhythms that arent *quite* right and keep you constantly on your toes while you revel in the familiarity of the Beach Boys Classic.

Rebecca Jo Loeb

Based in Germany, American mezzo-soprano Rebecca Jo Loeb sings regularly with Deutsche Oper Berlin and across Europe. Last season she created the role of Lumee in the premiere of Ellen Reid’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera p r i s m. In addition to her operatic repertoire, Becca Jo specializes in the music of Kurt Weill. Becca Jo returns to NYFOS in this fall in Blitzstein’s No For An Answer and Weill’s Der Silbersee.

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