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Manila Killa & Kidswaste – “Can’t Do Without You” (Caribou cover)

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Whenever I hear a remix or cover of a song, especially if it’s a song I’ve never heard of, I have to go find the original to hear to compare the two–because, no matter what, you’re always going to compare the songs and see which one is better. Is the remix/cover going to be better? Will it pale in comparison to the original? You know how it goes.

From Washington, D.C., electronic producer Manila Killa teamed up with France’s Kidswaste to cover Caribou‘s “Can’t Do Without You” and I’m really feeling it. After listening to the original, I have to say that I like the cover a lot more! The blissful feeling of love is still present, as well as the same rhythm, but this cover feels more full, intricately layered, and I’m just more drawn to it as a listener. It’s layered with a lot of beautiful percussion and delicate synths, bright melodies, a playful rise and fall, and the vocals echo and breathe life throughout the song. This song is beautiful and it makes me smile. Give it a listen below.

From Manila Killa:
“this is a really special track dedicated to a really special person who changed my perspective on songwriting and music. couldn’t have done it without the help of Kidswaste out of France, who did the vocals, guitar, and additional production. hope u guys like it <3”

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Written By: Tiffany B.

Music and arts journalist, music curator, and co-boss babe of CrayonBeats since 2008! I've published 3,000+ posts consisting of new music, reviews, and interviews. I also do half of everything of CrayonBeats Magazine, so get familiar with our issues! Aside from being a music aficionado, I'm also a freelance artist/illustrator, a creative soul, a natural born lover, a comic book reader, an optimist, and a bit of a weirdo. I hate writing bios about myself, so see ya.