We got some pre-written blurb to go with this single announcement, but before I give you the copy with all the details I just want to emphasise why you need to listen to this song. Prince’s original is a light rock classic. There’s a well-known cover by Sinead O’Connor that really did it justice as well.
Nikka Costa has turned in an incredible soulful version that stands apart as an individual reworking of the original. She’s got a superb voice, raspy and emotive, which makes this more than just another cover version.
This version of “Nothing Compares 2 U” comes from the long awaited forthcoming album Nikka & Strings, Underneath and In Between which is due out later this year. It showcases the lush production values of the album through Nikka’s personal and intimate interpretation of the classic Prince composition.
You can also stream and download the new single via other platforms. Says Nikka:
I’m really excited to have recorded the new album with a rhythm section and a string quartet! I have some songs I’ve always wanted to record with this line up and make into a very special album featuring this music I love. I grew up surrounded by orchestras and its music that is close to my heart. The new album features some standards, some unexpected covers and some of my own new material written especially for this project! I’m so excited!