First Listen: Babyface helps Lucky Daye cover a classic

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(June 5, 2020) One of the pleasant surprises of the past couple of years has been the emergence of singer and songwriter Lucky Daye. His debut album, Painted, was a left field hit that showed an artist who emerged, fully formed.

As he prepares his follow up LP, Daye has recruited legendary singer, songwriter and producer Babyface to help on a cover of one of ‘Face’s biggest compositions, “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” first a hit for Toni Braxton in 1992, and now a loping new song by Daye simply called “Shoulda.”

Like the original version, “Shoulda” tells the sad tale of a lover who has lost that someone special, and is trying to figure out why. The new version gives a nice, contemporary spin on the song, and it works nicely. And, of course, bringing along Babyface was a great move, too. Check out “Shoulda” below, and let us know what you think.

By Chris Rizik

(June 5, 2020) One of the pleasant surprises of the past couple of years has been the emergence of singer and songwriter Lucky Daye. His debut album, Painted, was a left field hit that showed an artist who emerged, fully formed.

As he prepares his follow up LP, Daye has recruited legendary singer, songwriter and producer Babyface to help on a cover of one of ‘Face’s biggest compositions, “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” first a hit for Toni Braxton in 1992, and now a loping new song by Daye simply called “Shoulda.”

Like the original version, “Shoulda” tells the sad tale of a lover who has lost that someone special, and is trying to figure out why. The new version gives a nice, contemporary spin on the song, and it works nicely. And, of course, bringing along Babyface was a great move, too. Check out “Shoulda” below, and let us know what you think.

By Chris Rizik

Lucky Daye feat. Babyface - "Shoulda"

 
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