Platinum selling artist Ben Haenow has released an acoustic rendition of the iconic Marvin Gaye 1982 hit 'Sexual Healing' as part of the second ‘Café Covers' album.
The former X Factor winner beautifully captures the essence of the original track whilst adding an extra layer of vulnerability. With the alluring and passionate vocals that he is well known for, Ben has stripped back the familiar production to bring his voice to the forefront, set to evoke an array of emotions with heartfelt delivery.
Ben recorded his interpretation of 'Sexual Healing' exclusively for Double J Music's second ‘Café Covers’ album. The accomplished singer-songwriter features on the record alongside various other talented musicians including Katie Melua, Nina Nesbitt and Lemar.
Speaking of the cover, he says,
“I’ve always loved Marvin Gaye and especially this track, so I really enjoyed working on a stripped back acoustic version for the new ‘Café Covers’ album. The mood on these albums is always a chilled vibe and though the lyrics to ‘Sexual Healing’ are pretty raunchy, I think they lent themselves well to a more vulnerable stripped back version. It’s always an honour to feature on cool compilation albums alongside so many other great artists. Thanks again to the guys at Double J Music for having me on the cut.”
‘Café Covers, Vol. 2’ is available now on CD and all digital platforms with physical copies available to purchase from HMV and Amazon. The carefully-curated compilation follows Double J Music’s first ‘Café Covers’ album which was released last year to great acclaim and featured Ben Haenow's much loved rendition of the Blondie classic 'Heart of Glass'.
With ‘Sexual Healing’, Ben has once again showcased his remarkable ability to take any song and make it his own. The exceptionally talented musician, who released his charity single ‘If You’re Lonely’ last year, is currently writing more original material and he is certain to ascend to even greater heights in 2021.
'Sexual Healing' cover is out now.
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