T-Pain has announced a new covers album that – in his own words – features some songs that are “not what you’d expect” from him.
On Top Of The Covers, which is due out on March 17 via Nappy Boy Entertainment, will see the rapper stepping away from the AutoTune and using his natural voice to tackle Black Sabbath’s War Pigs and Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’, as well as songs by Sam Cooke (A Change Is Gonna Come), Dr. Hook (Sharing The Night Together), Sam Smith (Stay With Me), Chris Stapleton (Tennessee Whiskey) and Frank Sinatra (That’s Life).
“This covers album has been years in the making,” T-Pain says. “I started recording this right after I won The Masked Singer. It got put on hold for a bit but now that I’m independent, I’m able to do whatever I want to do through Nappy Boy Entertainment and this is something I’ve felt strongly about for a long time.
“These songs are not what you’d expect when you hear that T-Pain is doing a covers album and that is what I think is cool about it.”
See the full On Top Of The Covers tracklist:
1. A Change Is Gonna Come
2. Don’t Stop Believin’
3. Sharing The Night Together
4. Stay With Me
5. Tennessee Whiskey
6. That’s Life ft. NandoSTL
7. War Pigs
And the album artwork: