Farao had one of our favorite albums of 2015, so when we saw she’d collaborated with fellow Scandinavian artist Jaakko Eino Kalevi on a Popcaan cover we couldn’t help but pay attention. If you’re not familiar with Popcaan, you’ve probably at least heard him on his contribution to Jamie XX‘s 2015 smash album In Colour. In any case, it’s a cute story how the collab and cover of Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan came together. Kalevi explains: “I got obsessed with ‘Everything Nice’ about a year ago in Iceland when I met Kari [Farao]. She was singing it all the time and soon I was singing it too, even without hearing the actual song. It became my power song.”
Sprinkling some tropical disco vibes on the original, Kalevi and Farao turn the more subdued Popcaan track into a bright pop banger. Get into this nice lil’ ditty below.