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Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Music By Asheley

Music by Asheley has recorded their cover of the Nina Simone tune Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood. Opening with an interview of Simone from "The Sound of Soul", this version of Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood pays a tribute to the great artist but with a modern and soulful R&B sound. The quick beat moves with intention and makes its presence

Music by Asheley has recorded their cover of the Nina Simone tune Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood. Opening with an interview of Simone from "The Sound of Soul", this version of Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood pays a tribute to the great artist but with a modern and soulful R&B sound. The quick beat moves with intention and makes its presence known. While Simone's original uses rests and silence for impact, Music by Asheley brings in back up vocals and a rolling groove to keep the energy high and light. This is done to great effect, but pulls some intensity away from the lyrics and spreads it across the sound as a whole. The lead vocals cut through with a cool brightness that attracts and keeps the listener drawn in. Overall, this version of Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood from Music by Asheley is terrifically colorful, hip, and enjoyable to the point you find yourself immediately hitting the repeat button.

This tune has been covered many times by several different artists. The source material is fantastic and is open to multiple interpretations. Music By Asheley has come forward with a very cool sound and attitude with their version. The energy is high, the groove is inviting, and the vocals still pull the listener in. It effectively honors the original material, while still being fresh and exciting.

Fans of R&B and Soul, and of Nina Simone, should check out Music by Asheley's cover of Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.

About The Reviewer: Zachary Larson is a professional guitarist in New York City. Getting his start in high school rock bands, he has since toured the world as a classical chamber musician, onboard cruise lines, and with several Broadway musicals. His recorded work spans across Classical, Pop, and Experimental music. His arrangements are published through Clear Note Publications. Classically trained, he holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Denver.

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