Florence + The Machine Makes Over Mario Winans
Activating the soul in her voice against a backdrop of acoustic guitar and a single heartbeat-like drum, indie pop/pock singer Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine turns Mario Winans' R&B ballad "I Don't Wanna Know" on its head and lends a delicate intensity to its lyrics about infidelity.
"I'm really into R&B and R&B production and sounds and I really loved ["I Don't Wanna Know"]," says the 23-year-old chanteuse, whose latest album "Lungs" hit No. 1 in the U.K. in January and won Best British Album at the Brit Awards in February. She explains that she "wanted to do a version of it just for fun at home on GarageBand" but was excited to be able to debut her version on Mashup Mondays. The Mario Winans original, which features P. Diddy, rose to No. 2 on both the Hot 100 and the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in 2004.