Words by Jesse Serwer, via Salaam Remi—
“Halftime” was a favorite on Lioness, the posthumous, Amy Winehouse odds-and-ends album that turned up late last year. (Not to take anything away from her great reggae version of “Our Day Will Come” or anything). Produced by longtime collaborator Salaam Remi, “Halftime” had more of a ’70s soul feel than we’d ever heard from the typically ’60s-oriented Amy, and it worked. There’s always room for improvement, or at least another take on things, though. So it is that Italian reggae artist Alborosie has gone ahead and put yet another spin on “Halftime,” reworking the tune in a reggae style. Salaam approves, and so do we. Stream and download below.