The Midnight Hour Reimagine Luther Vandross' 'So Amazing' for Their Own Rendition: Premiere
After working together sporadically in the past, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge officially joined forces to form The Midnight Hour last month. The hip-hop veterans unleashed their fourth single by reproducing Luther Vandross' soothing "So Amazing" for their own rendition more than three decades later (June 1), premiering below exclusively on Billboard.
"So Amazing" will appear on The Midnight Hour's self-titled debut album, which is slated to release June 8. The 20-track effort is currently available for pre-order on the duo's official website.
The pair explained the inspiration behind the track exclusively to Billboard. "We are huge lovers of Luther Vandross’ music. Our adoration towards Luther was mentioned in a passing conversation which prompted Sony Legacy to invite us to meet with the members of Luther’s estate. We discussed many things and a question was posed, if one could reimagine Luther’s music in 2018 what would it sound like," envisions the A Tribe Called Quest member.
"Our version of 'So Amazing' is an example of a unique and special collaboration towards reimagining one of his classic songs," Younge relays. "In addition to this song we will be making an announcement soon in relation to Luther Vandross and Spotify, but for now we present to you the initial blossom from this collaboration."
The Midnight Hour is also gearing up for a coinciding mini-tour with dates scheduled in Washington D.C., NYC, and Los Angeles from June 19 - 21.
Stream "So Amazin" below.