A good cover artist does not only sing the song the way it was intended on the original track, but adds her own flair, if not makes the song her own. This is what we love about Raphiel Shannon who is turning out to be one of the hottest cover artists to follow on Youtube today.
The 20-year-old Cebuana singer has captivated us with covers of various songs from her playlist that she turned into soulful acapella versions, that made it to OUR playlist.
Recently, she released a cover of Mundo by IV of Spades. Her stripped down version of the song made it to the music track of the film, “On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets” (starring Bela Padilla and JC Santos).
But even before she was singing for the movies, we were already fans of her soothing voice. Here are a few cover songs she has done that made waves in social media:
Who knew a rap song can be converted into something so mellow? This version of Nadarang has over four million views on Youtube, proving that the versatility in Raphiel’s singing is something to watch.
Raphiel Shannon adds sugar, spice and everything nice to this classic Filipino song. Try not to let the tears fall while listening to her rendition of Kisapmata by Rivermaya.
The way her voice goes so well with the sound of the violin is making us so sentimental. Can you imagine being serenaded by a voice likes hers?
She doesn’t limit herself to OPM. She also occasionally posts covers of songs by international artists. This one by Conan Grey gives us a sense of the kind of songs this girl has on her playlist – and we’re here for it!
Not a cover, but it would be an injustice not to acknowledge that this singing sensation is not limited to covers or social media. Her song, “Hiling”, which was released in 2018, was part of the original movie soundtrack of Abay Babes.