PianOwned’s cover of Kick, Push by Lupe Fiasco
There are definitely some talented musicians on YouTube, every once in a while I dedicate a couple hours to listening to covers and original songs by talented singers, pianists, and other instrumentalists.
I came across the page of PianOwned, a piano teacher from Birmingham, England over the summer. I rediscovered his page a few weeks ago and listened to his covers of various songs for an hour. Take a look at his page and you’ll hear covers of songs by artists like Dwele, Lupe Fiasco, J Dilla, and D’Angelo. The interpretations are perfect if you’re looking to hear some relaxing instrumentation. He doesn’t limit it to just the R&B and rap joints either, there are some nice covers of Oasis and Foo Fighters songs as well.
So before you brush off YouTube musicians, browse around, listen for a few minutes and you might hear something you like.