The-Dream Gave Us ‘IAMSAM’, A Sam Cooke Covers Album For Christmas

The-Dream, your favorite R&B purveyor of slinky, sexy, booty jams, has lent his dulcet tones to this lovely little collection of Sam Cooke covers, which he quietly released on Soundcloud this afternoon. He announced the surprise on Instagram, via a very sweet post.

The songs were recorded in 2010, during his recording sessions for Beyonce’s wonderful album¬†4. Christmas music works best when it’s melancholy, because this holiday is nothing more than a time to think about what you need, what you want and what you could’ve had. Instead of crying to the same version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” while drinking mulled wine in your pajamas, put this on instead.

[Brooklyn Magazine]