The more I listen to Electric Guest, the more Asa’s vocals remind me of Prince, especially when watching the recording of ‘Ritual Union’ in studio. It’s not just his falsetto or his similar vocal style, it’s his demeanor and how he pushes out his sound. The production, however, is quite the opposite. I guess it’s just a taste of what Prince would sound like if he went indie electro … not too shabbay.
As far as the actual cover of Little Dragon goes, Electric Guest tops it. I’m in love with both vocals, probably Yukimi’s of Little Dragon more, but how Asa’s vocals ride along with the beat and switches it up for the falsetto, puts this on heavy rotation. Now I gotta wait for someone to mash these two up… anyone?