NU’s very own Mikey Bonchar AKA Ellis brings us his unique take on the Ed Sheeran fan favourite beat “Shape of You”. This Port Credit, Mississauga born rapper/singer/producer is coming full force on this one, and if you think this is any regular cover, you’re dead wrong. Ellis successfully, and elegantly merged not five, not ten, but fifteen popular songs into one smooth track over the wonderfully positive production, courtesy of Steve Mac, and Johnny McDaid. This is one feel-good mash up you can’t afford to miss.
While covering an already popular record isn’t an easy task, Ellis does the mash up more than just justice, with confidence in his own skillset to boot. With his versatility at the forefront, Ellis seamlessly goes through track by track without taking a moment’s break, a feat that could shake up even the most prominent cover artists today.
The complete list of songs used can be found below, and let me tell you, it’s a doozy. With a mixture of old and new tracks and a blend of genres, it’s obvious to everyone listening that Ellis’ vocals know no bounds, nothing is off limits with a voice like his.
And hey, what could be better than a mash up like this? How about hearing YOUR favourite song in the next video? Give us some suggestions on what Ellis should cover next. If you are a fan of what Ellis is throwing down, be sure to check out his most recent single “For You”, linked below.
Tracklist (Chronological Order):
Childish Gambino – Sober
The Weeknd – Reminder
Mario – Let Me Love You
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
K.Forest – Link
Yoko Gold – Gone
Blackbear – IDFC
Michael Jackson – Rock With You (additional vocals: sami bekfi)
Maroon 5 ft. Future – Cold
Post Malone – No Option P
ost Malone – White Iverson
Big Pun – Still Not A Player
John Lennon – Imagine
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – We Don’t Talk Anymore
Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis – Get You