The artist formerly known as Holy Boy converts Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You” into “Nothing Without You.”
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“Nothing Without You”
Available via online retailers April 29, 2014
The gospelization makes sense. It’s a short distance lyrically between “If I ain’t got you” to “If I ain’t got you, Jesus.” Plus, Keys’ song sounded gospel inspired to begin with.
Woods maintains fealty to the original in his use of relaxed soul and mellow harmonies, while his vocals transition from smooth to shout. It is a satisfying version of the 2003 pop hit.