Alice Smith: I Put a Spell on You (Nina Simone cover)

Originally written by Jay Hawkins, “I Put a Spell on You” made waves when the legendary Nina Simone released her bluesy, arresting version in 1965. Now, for Nina Revisited… A Tribute To Nina Simone—featuring covers by Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Common and more—the talented Alice Smith has offered her take on the classic. It’s an eerie, haunting interpretation befitting of the song’s title: with Smith’s vocals breathy at first, then climbing higher and higher to reach heartbreaking heights.