SA’s very own singing sensation, Oshri, is back with the releases his unique take on Christina Aguilera’s 90’s hit, Genie in a Bottle, adding his Middle Eastern signature vibe. Here, Oshri chats to us about what inspired the cover.
What made you decide to cover Genie in a Bottle?
Up until now, I was connecting with audiences through my personal stories, communicated through my original music. I decided it was time to connect with them via their own – which a cover song is great at achieving. It’s familiar and we all love the familiar, don’t we?
I started performing all over Los Angeles and we decided on Genie in a Bottle as the cover that I would be doing for the shows. The reaction to this particular version, which is very similar to the one released as a single, was just incredible and people started asking where they could get it. Therefore, together with Joseph E-Shine who produced the song, we decided to give it to them.