I had a much satisfying week of live music last week. I was fortunate enough to finally catch Kevin Garrett live when he opened up for Alessia Cara at the Fillmore in San Francisco, and I’m still glowing from those superb sets. I’d been waiting so long to see both of them, and I was far from disappointed. The fast rising New York artist revealed a spectacular haunting cover soon afterwards, an inky black rendition of Jack Ü and Justin Bieber’s Where Are Ü Now. Kevin’s minimalist electronica and dark R&B cover is gripping from the start, its subtle swells and throbbing beats taking a gentle yet firm hold on my pulse, rendering it impossible to rip myself away from the magnificent track. This is a soulful, anguished cover full of urgent longing, its ghostly production reminiscent of James Blake’s masterful pieces.