Set on an exciting path to future stardom, Brooklyn based singer songwriter Jesse Boykins III exclusively dropped something rather special into the SoulCulture inbox this afternoon: his beautiful interpretation of “Closer,” a highlight from Corinne Bailey Rae‘s latest album, The Sea.

Compelled to reinterpret the song and show some love to Ms Bailey Rae, Jesse says, “The song ‘Closer’ to me is about confusion… Love/Hate…” adding, “Love always wins.”

Kick back and enjoy.

Jesse Boykins III – “Closer” (originally by Corinne Bailey Rae):

[audio:http://soulculture.com/Closer JB3 Cover IV.mp3]

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