Luke James and TrakGirl combine forces for a stunning cover of Sade's "Pearls," a song from the legendary singer's 1992 album, Love Deluxe. James handles the singing while TrakGirl takes care of the production on this wonderful ode to Sade, whose birthday is this week (Jan. 16). James' feathery vocals more than do the song justice, managing to capture the spirit of the original yet deliver a contemporary spin to it.
James is clearly a fan of the trailblazing singer, noting that he was "just paying homage to a queen with a queen." TrakGirl agrees, saying, "Sade has inspired so many people. Here's our tribute to her." She also expresses how much she loves collaborating with James. "It's always a great feeling creating with Luke," she says. "Each outcome is just that: a feeling. He's truly amazing."
Stream Luke James and TrakGirl's "Pearls" below.