Yes, yes, we know.
Stevie Wonder’s catalog really doesn’t need to be touched by anyone that’s not named Stevie Wonder, though really, does that ever stop anyone’s inner spirit from getting filled with joy every time they hear the familiar opening notes to any one of the musical geniuses’ lengthy list of treasured classics at the karaoke bar, no matter how much the ballsy person behind the mic ends up being a disappointment? No.
File this cover of Wonder’s preciousHotter Than July album jam “All I Do”in the (paper-thin) folder of SW remakes that work on all levels, though.
Brought to life by producer/ multi-instrumentalist Scrimshire and jazzy songbird Stac for the Wah Wah 45s music label’s new compilation Allo Love Volume One, this version may lack Stevie’s groovy post-disco shimmer, but that’s ultimately made up for in the soft-to-the-touch soul-pop sweetness of Stac’s innocent, understated coos towards her exciting new love and Scrimshire’s crisp string-laced backing (both nodding towards Tammi Terrell‘s similarly-styled obscure original cut) that make this number sound like the most sugariest of lullabyes.