Kathy Sledge’s cover of “You Are Everything” by the Stylistics is nothing short of amazing. But, are we surprised? It’s Kathy Sledge we’re talking about here! Sledge’s soothing vocals truly emulate the sincere meaning of the chorus lyrics “You are everything/and everything is you.” Sledge will put you in such a trance that you might find yourself thinking, “Wait, does she mean me? Am I everything to Kathy Sledge?” It’s okay, it happens to the best of us.
The addition of background vocals by the lovely ElectraQueens took the song to a new level. With harmonic blends like that, who wouldn’t want to have this song on loop? This is the collaboration that we never knew we needed, but we’re so glad we got.
Joe Nicolo and Bobby Eli produced the track, and their particular touch and experience really shines through in the clean end product. Covers are a great way to bring old tracks back to life, and Kathy Sledge really proves that she can still breathe that life into everything she touches. The arrangement of this track also pays homage to the original while bringing the instrumental into more modern musical sensibilities. The cover truly highlights the talents of all parties involved.
Kathy Sledge is a Renaissance woman — a singer, songwriter, author, producer, manager, and Grammy-nominated music icon whose boundless creativity and passion has garnered praise from critics and a legion of fans from all over the world.
Her artistic triumphs encompass chart-topping hits, platinum albums, and successful forays into several genres of popular music. Through her multi-faceted music career and her legacy as the signature voice in Sister Sledge who originated worldwide anthems like “We Are Family,” which was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry in 2017, and “He’s the Greatest Dancer,” Kathy’s inspired millions of listeners across every generation.