(and why the hell is he covering Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You”?)

I must admit, when I got sent this email by Popdose grand poobah Jeff Giles, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to listen. I can count on one hand the MJ covers that I’ve legitimately liked. But curiosity got the best of me and I watched the video, and came away totally impressed.

Wesley got the lightness of Michael’s delivery down pat, and the music is as breezy as the vocal, with a bit more jazz flavor than the original. I particularly dig the falsetto goodness towards the song’s end.

I hope to hear more from Kenny Wesley soon!

And…in case you need a refresher…

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