Singer, songwriter and composer, Blair Jollands, is delighted to announce the release of his cover version of the Billie Eilish classic Everything I Wanted.
The song is an illustration of Blair’s unique versatility with the troubadour able to weave his own flair into a poignant, original pop song. Using his unique vocal, reminiscent of the likes of Rufus Wainwright and Richard Hawley, Blair has created a version of the track he can truly call his own.
Often straddling his time between London and his native New Zealand, Blair’s compelling style of songwriting has won admiration from the likes of David Bowie and Boy George. Indeed, George released Blair’s previous material under the guise of El Hula on his More Protein Label.
Evoking moments of melancholia and juxtaposing this with an optimistic outlook, Blair has worked with Madonna and Rhianna, jammed with Grace Jones and James ‘Sparks’ Sinclair (Johnny Cash), and collaborated with Gordon Raphael (The Strokes).
Everything I Wanted follows the 2021 release of album Holograms. The record offers many of Blair’s trademark soundscapes and is big on melody and mystery with a hint of Morricone thrown in for good measure. Often compared vocally to Nick Cave and Scott Walker, Blair has received much praise from the likes of NME, Guardian, Uncut, Artrocker, and many more.
Everything I Wanted is out now via MARS Worldwide Label.