Maybe we were too loved up, but we somehow missed AbJo’s “IfNot/YouAre…”, an intimate rework of OutKast’s Prototype.
André 3000 and Big Boi may not be having a cosy love in as OutKast anytime soon but we can always rely on AbJo to flip a dope track into something even more beautiful. For Valentine’s Day, he flipped Prototype into “IfNot/YouAre…”. As one Soundcloud commenter said, “What are you doing?!! You just moved my soul with this one!!!” and that really sums this up. What really moved my soul is the swelling synth harmonies underneath the main guitar sample, rising and falling like a melodic tide. AbJo put his own unique touch to the track with his ticking beat.
Stream/download it below and spread the love. It’s for life, not just for 14th February.