Sid Sriram Covers Kendrick Lamar's 'Sing About Me (I'm Dying of Thirst)': Exclusive Video
Tasha Bleu

If you haven't listened to the soulful sounds of Sid Sririam, now would be the time.

The singer-songwriter from Fremont, Calif. is prepping to release the first half of his two-part "West Coast Nightfall" project, titled "Before Dusk" on April 17. In anticipation of the 6-song effort, Sid Sriram is premiering a stripped down version of Kendrick Lamar's "Sing About Me (I'm Dying of Thirst)" exclusively on The Juice. Check it out below.

"Kendrick's 'Sing About Me' was one 'Good Kid, M.A.A.D City' song that resonated with me and I wanted to see how I could articulate the song's message," Sriram tells The Juice. "I went into the studio with my own singing verse written, and Warryn [Campbell] started playing Donny Hathaway's "A Song for You" for fun before recording the cover. From there, we just vibed and everything just fell into place."

Last year, the 22-year old released a live EP, "A Conscious Mind: Live Sessions," and a studio concept EP, "Day Dream." "I've tried to focus on bringing together a raw, organic vocal sound with high-innovative production value for all projects," he says.

Sriram has also covered songs by music's greats that have garnered much buzz. A personal favorite of mine is his rendition of Sam Cooke's "Change is Gonna Come.