SEAN SMITH, “Hazard”
One of the big surprises in UK singer/songwriter Sean Smith’s album called Solo is the presence of a few cover versions. I’m not big on covers as regular readers of this blog know well. But Sean’s vocal is so suited for “Hazard” that his rendition ends up being a rather faithful version, even if the arrangement is missing some of the mystique and intrigue of the original. Like with Richard Marx’s original, Sean’s gentle and convincing vocal is in stark contrast to the creepy subject matter, which made “Hazard” one of the more fascinating hits of 1992. It’s definitely worth your attention, and do check out the other cover in Solo, which is of “Human” by The Killers.