Nashville-based singer/songwrtier, biz colletti, has a style ranging from haunting electro to heart-tugging emotional. With a wide range of influences from artists like SYML and Billie Eilish to Natalie Hemby and Adele, biz curates songs that cut to the core. Her songs have been featured on shows like ABC’s Station 19, Netflix’s Selling Sunset, MTV’s Teen Mom, and many more.
In her latest single cover, she takes on “Blinding Lights,” the wildly popular synth-pop song by The Weekend that has been all over the airwaves since its release in late 2019. The Weeknd rose to popularity from his emotionally charged and sultry songs, so for biz to emulate his old style in this new song was indeed courageous, but she has succeeded with so much grace and style.
biz strips down the original song, replacing the high-energy synths with a dreamy percussive bassline and minimal synths. She layers sensuous vocals over the soaring instrumentals, exploring the possibilities of the song by bringing down the tempo and creating a more enveloping atmosphere for listeners. She brings the song into new depths between her tenacious vocals and the compelling sound production. Towards the end, strings and piano are also introduced to tie out her chamber-pop take on this addictive pop hit.