Miss Mara Hruby has had my heart since I first heard her cover my father’s favorite song, Bob Marley’s “Is This Love.” Her voice has all the depth of a soultress who saw jazz live in the forties and fifties, but uses a measure uncommon in today’s machine generated artists. Her style is sophisticated and sensual, but it is also quite shy- a fact she attributes to only having performed in public for a year.
Mara may be quiet, but her voice is a force to behold. In her new video, the Oakland raised singer takes on the The Roots’ J Dilla tribute “Stereolab” from Dilla Joints. After giving the track a new life, Mara is giving it a new look as well.
Check out the video below:
To hear more of Mara, you can download her EP of classic covers, “From Her Eyes” here.
What do you think of Mara’s take on “Stereolab”? Tell us what you think Clutchettes: love it or leave it alone?