In our search for great music, we’ve already talked about how it’s good to keep an eye on the private accounts of artists, who occasionally grace us with a great solo cover. Our last solo cover feature was of Thomas Grove [Ember Falls, Everwave] singing “Evermore” from Beauty and the Beast; today, we’re looking at Yannis Papadopoulos [Beast in Black] doing “Speechless” from the 2019 remake of Aladdin.
It’s no secret that Papadopoulos has a fantastic voice. We’ve heard it with Beast in Black and we’ve heard it in his astounding cover of “Ghost Love Score” by Nightwish. Much like Grove’s cover of “Evermore,” Papadopoulos has taken the all-new original track and focused on the vocals. While some have argued that there’s a slightly whiny quality to his voice, the technical precision and passion he puts into the cover are spectacular, as is his range. It’s worth applauding the song choice as well – for me personally, I had forgotten about the movie and this was a reminder to go check it out, and this song is definitely the highlight of the movie.
And hey, if you haven’t heard the original, it’s worth a listen as well: