Canadian rising star Conro has teamed up with German singer-songwriter LissA to reimagine the classic 90s hit by Des’ree, “You Gotta Be,” on Monstercat. Bringing it a whole new groovy bassline with pop-forward melodies, the duo have transformed the soulful R&B original into a dancefloor-ready tune. Following Conro’s stunning debut album, Level Days, the talented multi-instrumentalist gives fans another polished production to close out the year.
Conro shares, “I was thrilled to work on a track with LissA! After she presented the idea of this cover, I was very inspired to get the song sounding bouncy and positive. 2020 has been a crazy strange year and I hope we can spread some cheer and a bit of nostalgia with this one! Hope you all love it!”
LissA adds, “I was listening to this record by chance and remembered it from my childhood. I knew the song and the melody, however, it was the first time I actually paid attention to the lyrics. I loved the deeper meaning of the track and the way it delivers a message to the audience and it was still a hit. I feel like now you either write deep, meaningful songs and they remain kind of indie, or you write songs that actually don’t say a lot, but they get played on the radio. “You Gotta Be“ has got both and I’m super happy I was able to reinterpret it.”