Hear k-os Cover the Cars' Power Pop Classic "Just What I Needed"

Yes, it's just what you needed

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Mar 12, 2021

Toronto hip-hop vet k-os is back with a new track, but it's not exactly what you'd expect. For his latest, k-os has decided to go all classic power pop on us and cover the Cars' "Just What I Needed."

While k-os is not a complete stranger to the rock world, his cover of the classic track is still a bit surprising.

In a statement, here's what k-os had to say of the cover:

Transcending music genres has always been a fun task I've undertaken as a music creator. In my search for new genres to play in power pop remains the most foreign, and elusive. It's a mood you can't fake. Covering an anthem like "Just What I Needed" by the Cars is a truly dream come true!

Firstly, because if you cover a song like this correctly, you come away from it understanding something secret that the original artists hid inside the song. Secondly, because it's definitely the type of music I should be releasing to help entertain human beings while in pandemic lockdown.

Power pop has been described as a song genre of energetic performances, and happy sounding music underpinned by a sense of yearning, longing, or despair. Ironically, this is exactly how I would describe the music I've been making my whole life, A Joyful Rebellion.

Check out k-os' cover of "Just What I Needed" below.

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