Recently, Hollywood-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Pretty Sister revealed his upcoming releases and plans for a new album, Dead in California. Preemptively stepping out with an off-the-wall and surprising cover, Pretty Sister is showing his versatility after covering Metallica's legendary cut "Master of Puppets", blending together various genre influences for a refreshing take on the classic original.
Pretty Sister's cover of "Master of Puppets" provides a dark, blues and R&B-tinged take on Metallica's track, even incorporating shades of hip-hop within its percussion and bass. Moody and smoky, Pretty Sister's "Master of Puppets" finds him putting his powerful vocals and sharp songwriting skills at the forefront atop a layered bed of rich, textural instrumentation.
Pretty Sister says, “the new music that I’ve been working on has been taking me a while to finish, maybe because it’s so different from the music that I’ve released in the past. It still feels very Pretty Sister, but it's a darker sound. I think that sonically it's going to have a lot more organic sounds, I wanted to make more of an alternative record, so I’ve been diving into the sounds of blues music and classic rock. There are old influences like the Eagles and Hendrix – but still interpreted through the neo-soul lens".
A finalist on NBC's Songland, Pretty Sister was recognized for his songwriting abilities by Vice and NBC. His latest cover demonstrates his diverse skillset as a songwriter and performer, and has us excited for his upcoming album Dead in California.