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Listen to Scott Simons "Umbrella" (Rihanna Cover)


Several covers of Rihanna's summer smash "Umbrella" are popping up on the mightly internet such the acoustic remake by Swivel that I blogged about recently.

Scott Simons has also created a new version of Rihanna's hit. The handsome crooner has turned "Umbrella" into a very wistful, emotive ballad with an atmospheric piano arrangement and subtle synthesized beats. Very pristine. You can get more information about this cover on Scott's web site.

You might know Scott Simons as the lead songwriter of indie outfit The Argument who were named one of the top ten unsigned bands in the country by the American Music Awards in 2003. They received national fame by opening acts as Keane, Fountains of Wayne and Howie Day.

The singer singed indie label Rostrum Records in mid-2006. Since then, he worked on several new tracks with Neal Pouge (Outkast, Citizen Cope, Stevie Wonder) and John Fields (Bleu, Semisonic, Switchfoot, Andrew WK) and produced by Ted Comerford (Zox, Virginia Coalition). He plans to tour regionally in 2007 and has been co-writing songs for major label artists. (Thanks to Rostrum Records for sharing.)

June 28, 2007 in Audio Streams | Permalink


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i wondered when the Umbrella covers would start popping up that I can file next to the sexy/back, maneater and crazy covers from last year...

Posted by: Paul at Jun 29, 2007 1:50:48 AM

better than the rhianna version taht's for sure.

Posted by: ksun at Jul 1, 2007 8:57:04 AM

I think this is agreat cover catchy to the point i cant get it out of my head

Posted by: Mark at Jul 3, 2007 3:28:15 PM

kj balls will hang for you sexy ghetto gal rihanna

Posted by: at Jul 4, 2007 4:20:44 PM

scott simoms suck with rihanna .only rihanna sounds good with her sexy body

Posted by: at Jul 4, 2007 4:25:41 PM

This is the only reason I could ever like this song. Rihanna simply sings like she's told, this guy has actual musical ability and makes me believe he feels it...

Posted by: Lauren at Jul 13, 2007 5:57:22 PM

omg i heard it on da 2fm radio n ireland 2day n i jst lov it its brill!!fair play ta ya n i hope da best 4 u caz ur a cool guy!!gluk xx

Posted by: sarah at Jul 17, 2007 12:23:41 PM

i love rhianna rhianna all the way

Posted by: hayley at Jul 19, 2007 6:58:24 AM

This is so much better than Rhianna. I will actually listen to this version.

Posted by: Katie at Jul 30, 2007 7:49:28 PM

I have heard this song, by Rhianna, several times, who knew that it had such poetic, heartfelt, lyrics. Where can I get this song?

Posted by: Rohan at Aug 8, 2007 4:50:47 PM

i LOVE this songg,
its on my myspace
it's the bestt songg (:

Posted by: Antonia at Aug 21, 2007 2:39:18 AM


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Posted by: ashley at Sep 24, 2007 12:30:47 PM

wow this song gives it more meaning...its on my space

Posted by: JESUSFREAK>.< at Nov 6, 2007 4:25:54 PM


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