Bay Area rapper-songwriter G-Eazy unexpectedly released a cover of The Beatles' 1968 somber single, "I'm So Tired," in his YouTube channel.
G-Eazy did an indie/psychedelic cover of The Fab Four single from their legendary eponymous album, better known as "The White Album." In his own way, the Bay Area native breathes new life with his weary yet soothing vocals comparable to Lennon's original recording. The minimalist lullaby courtesy of Christoph Anderson further emphasizes the rapper's restrained singing, making a modernized song to relax to.
The song "I'm So Tired" was written and performed by John Lennon, though officially credited to the Lennon-McCartney songwriting duo. It was the result of his insomnia stemming from constant meditation and longing for his partner Yoko Ono. It was during the time that the Liverpool quartet went to India for a retreat, recalling Ono's letters as a relief during their studies which forbade alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.
It also illustrates G-Eazy's versatility as well as wide music knowledge in picking a lesser-known track from the band. This cover proves two things: The Beatles are exceptional songwriters, solo or group, and that G-Eazy is not your run of the mill rapper.
The "No Limit" rapper's cover of "I'm So Tired" follows his earlier rendition of The Beatles' "When I'm Sixty-Four" from The White Album's precedent "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." G-Eazy's take on the quirky love song about aging was originally uploaded a week ago on his Instagram, as a fitting part of his tribute to his mother's 64th birthday.
"Happy birthday to the queen, my dear mama. I love and appreciate you more than words could ever express... So I used some Beatles words this time," the rapper wrote.
"I'm So Tired" was also released together with his cover of the Radiohead anthem "Creep."
G-Eazy In The Middle of Quarantine
In the middle of the quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic, the rapper, whose real name is Gerald Earl Gillum, remains active on social media and in touch with his fans. He recently extended his condolences to NBA professional player Karl-Anthony Towns, saying that the rapper's "thoughts are with you and pops & the whole fam." The Minnesota Timberwolves center has lost his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, to Covid-19.
He has also shared to his fans the movies he has been binge-watching while staying at home, "going director-by-director" starting with Martin Scorsese and his works including "Cape Fear," "Casino," and "Goodfellas" before going to Wes Anderson films "The Darjeeling Limited," "Lifequatic," and "The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Last March 27, G-Eazy announced that he will be feeding San Francisco youth through his Endless Summer Fund, his nonprofit organization. His effort to help the kids in his local Bay Area was in partnership with the Larkin Street Youth Services, a local nonprofit organization, to feed the kids at risk of starvation due to the outbreak.
Larkin's, through their local drop-in locations, will be handing food to the affected youth. Food trucks were also tapped to better mobilize resources in response to the shelter-in-place orders placed around San Francisco.