by Miles Raymer
But beneath it all he's actually an impressively talented musician, and the fact that he's got the slow-burning Lil Wayne collaboration "Shooter" in his catalog is more than enough to forgive a lifetime of bad facial-hair-styling decisions. On a recent taping of BBC's Radio 1 Live Lounge he showed off some of that talent with a cover of Icona Pop's Girl Party Anthem "I Love It" that reinvents the clubby original as a groovy midtempo ballad tricked out with Fender Rhodes, hand drums, and tasteful guitar solo that evoke a particularly 90s-sounding attempt at replicating 70s soul. And it's pretty great.
Compare and contrast the cover and the original after the jump.