London duo Equals are killing two birds with one stone as they celebrate the release of their brand new Old Habits EP. In helping rising indie label Fresh Selects continue their winning streak and showing honor to our beloved SoulBounce favorite Sade, James Low and Ade Omotayo have covered the 1992 hit “No Ordinary Love.” Before Drake, SZA and Jhené Aiko were sharing their emo audio musings, Sade was waxing poetic in a sensual and sensational way, and now Equals have come to remind us just how special the originator was and forever will be.
As with all of their material, “No Ordinary Love” finds Low handling the production and Omotayo’s heavy baritone finessing the vocals. Let it be known that this isn’t an inexperienced vocalist that we’re dealing with here. Omotayo spent years lending his voice to the work of Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Basement Jaxx, Kelela, and even Quincy Jones. So when you hear him belting out “this is no ordinary love” at the climax of this powerful number, you’re not only hearing his passion, but also his years of putting in his 10,000 hours.
With the help of Fresh Selects and Senseless Records, Equals unleashed their Old Habits EP this month and you’re absolutely going to want to hear it. After you’re done looping this incredible cover, you can head over to Bandcamp or iTunes to hear the rest of what this talented new duo have to offer.