Malta has it’s fair share of things in shortage, but thankfully talent is not one of them. Nicole Borg, an aspiring singer from Ħamrun proves this with her impressive cover of Etta James’ iconic song, I’d Rather Go Blind.
Despite a few small errors at the start, the vocals from the 42s mark onwards soar effortlessly, as Borg emotes the pain behind the lyrics. Those final belts are best summarised in one simple phrase: #slay.
Her ambitions vocal-acrobatics and vibrato-happy style take us all the way back to the 90s; a time when the belted ballad reigned supreme, and less was more, but more was the most.
If Etta James wasn’t enough for you, here’s her take on Adele’s Make You Feel My Love…
… Or Aretha’s Respect.