The soundtrack for the holidays is typically filled with Christmas staples that have been recreated too many times to count. However, Masego’s spin on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “My Favorite Things” is not your average holiday song – in fact, it’s better. Masego’s “Favorite Tings,” which was originally part of the Amazon Originals series in 2018, has now gotten an official release on EQT Recordings/Capitol Records and surfaced on all DSPs.
True to his form, Masego takes the listener on an audible voyage as he demonstrates why he is considered one of the most alluring multi-instrumentalists of his generation. His vocal arrangements – with his infectious blend of singing, rapping and scatting – alongside his performance on the piano and drums sets him apart from some of the other artists that have tried their hands at a remake, such as Vanessa Williams, Andre 3000, Mary J. Blige and Ariana Grande. But it’s his saxophone break towards the end of the song that makes this soulful rendition memorable.
Masego’s ability to faultlessly fuse trap, R&B, jazz and house makes it easy to understand why he earned a GRAMMY nomination for his latest project, Studying Abroad: Extended Stay. With his career taking a new trajectory, it’s definitely advised that you try to catch him on his upcoming tour, which is slated to kick off next month. In the meantime, get into the holiday spirit when you stream Masego’s “Favorite Tings” and add this smooth track to your Christmas playlists on your digital music provider of choice now that you can.