Nick Miller is a genius. Sure, his renditions of the Stones and Andrew Bird classics were beautiful and ambitious and nice and whatnot, and his original, “Chemicals and Cowboy Boots” may be fun and quirky, but these songs thoroughly pale in comparison to his newest, and finest work to date. While Rihanna and Jay-Z may have collaborated to make the painfully catchy hip-hop dance track of the summer (“Umbrella”), Nick has decided to turn it into the painfully catchy and beautiful folk track of the millenium. Even though Nick may be one of my best friends, and even though I always speak in absolutes and always love everything I write about here, I believe that, if I didn’t know Nick, I would’ve thought that his cover of “Umbrella” was crafted by some popular, thoughtful song-writer along the lines of Sam Beam, Damien Jurado, and the likes. If you’ve never downloaded a Nick Miller track from here, shame on you. But super-duper triple shame on if you don’t give this a listen.
MP3: Nick Miller – “Umbrella” [DOWNLOAD OR DIE]
You can stand under my umbrella-ella-ella-eh-eh.