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AAries – CoverGirls EP | Free Download

June 26th, 2011 | by M. Gosho Oakes


You may recall soulful Philadelphia hailing duo AAries from previous Musiq Soulchild album collaborations. In 2011 Ayana and Ayinké reintroduce themselves with CoverGirls; a six-track project of inspired cover versions flipping the works of Janet Jackson, DeBarge, Minnie Riperton, The Emotions, Lauryn Hill, Patrice Rushen and Chrisette Michele.

With a smorgasbord of smooth, classy production by Karma Productions, PrinceChRis, ?uestlove, Osunlade and AllStar , CoverGirls highlights include the saccharine vocals of seductively soft opener “Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun),” the subtle funk of “Baby, This Love I Have,” the emotive, acoustic mellow of “Don’t Ask My Neighbour/Nothing Even Matters” and always a winner, “Settle For My Love” featuring Musiq himself, featured on his debut album Aijuswanaseing (2000). Lush, after dusk music.