Lorine Chia gives us her take on Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” | New Music

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Billie Holiday‘s iconic rendition of Abeel Meeropol‘s “Strange Fruit” is to date one of the most moving pieces of music I have ever heard and there are very few that can cover the song and do it the justice it deserves.

Cleveland residing, Cameroon born singer Lorine Chia took on the gargantuan challenge and delivers her rendition of the protest song, which was recently sampled by Kanye West on “Blood on the Leaves” taken from his latest album Yeezus, and Chia doesn’t disappoint delivering a beautiful and heartfelt performance that more than does justice to the original and showcases her rich, soulful vocals. Press play below and let us know what you think in the C-Section.

Digging it? Then check out her video for “Fly High” and look out for her EP Lorine Redux which will be released this summer.

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