JENI – Boyfriend (Justin Bieber Cover) [Music Video]
I know what you’re thinking. How could they post a Justin Bieber song? What are they doing? Before people jump to conclusions, let’s get a few things straight: Justin Bieber might make some of the most cookie-cutter pop music around, but he actually is talented. He’s young and makes a lot of money, so people automatically hate him for that, but I don’t think that’s enough reason to warrant “hate” towards someone. Anyway, this is merely a cover of his song, not his actual single “Boyfriend“, so refrain from freaking out. I came across a female vocalist named JENI (real name Jenny Suk) today on YouTube and I’ve got to say, this is one of the best covers I’ve heard all year. She takes the mainstream R&B/pop-ness of the original track and completely flips the mood: what was once a very straightforward and upbeat track is turned into something dark and seductive. The jazzy, down-tempo instrumental along with JENI’s inviting vocals make for a great rendition of the song. Check out the video below. She’s also done a number of other great covers; check out her other work here if you like what you hear.