At this point, you shouldn’t be shocked by the fact that when rising stars do covers, they make sure it definitely goes down (so no! this is not your typical bathroom acoustics cover – this business is serious as a heart attack). The original version of “Blow My Mind” is definitely deserving of all the airplay it has been getting (Davido and Chris Brown made sure that things to be done were done!) and it makes perfect sense that we compare Nutty O’s cover to the original.
The bar was set at a level too elusive for the mere mortal, but the Zimbabwean Don Dadda definitely pulled through, and I’m sure the original is trembling at this point. A good cover requires more than just masterful skill; it demands the soul (something I’m sure everyone who hears the song will be able to attest to). More also, the general mood carried by the original was left unscathed.
Nutty O’s vocals were definitely beyond passable, although we would have loved to hear him hit those Breezy high notes! I should probably conclude by reminding some of y’all that this is a cover and not a remix; so that original second verse you’re looking for does not exist!