King Deco Releases Ethereal Cover Of Rihanna’s “Needed Me”: Premiere
After dropping her summery trop-pop track “Castaway” earlier this year, King Deco (real name Dana Salah) is back with a dreamy rendition of Rihanna‘s ANTI standout “Needed Me” — and we’ve got the premiere.
While attempting to cover an artist like Rih is undeniably hard, the Jordanian-born singer pulls it off with ease. In fact, Salah’s version – teeming with ghostly percussion, languid guitars and the singer’s warm vocals – is so otherworldly you’ll feel like you’re floating.
So, why this song? “As soon as I heard ‘Needed Me’ there was something so Middle Eastern about that hook melody that just pulled me in,” she tells us. “I recorded my own a capella version right then and there. A couple months later, when I was ready to share it with the world, I reached out to New Immunity (who killed a remix of my last song ‘Castaway’) and Dul Sae to produce around it.”