Gabriel Garzón-Montano is kicking off the new year by taking on a classic: The French-Colombian singer-songwriter released a surprise cover of Tweet’s “Oops (Oh My)” on Wednesday as part of the Spotify Singles collection.
The Spotify series features top stars covering beloved pop songs; past recordings include Carly Rae Jepsen singing No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” and Alaina Castillo reinterpreting “Bésame Mucho.” Garzón-Montano put his own spin on Tweet’s 2002 hit, lending his soulful vocals to the relentlessly sensual original. Tweet wrote “Oops (Oh My)” with Missy Elliott for her debut studio album, Southern Hummingbird. Timbaland produced the track, which went to No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“It was a joy to finally record a cover of this absolutely classic banger in ‘Oops,’” Gabriel Garzón-Montano said in a statement. “I’ve been doing this song live for as long as I can remember and it was an honor to collaborate on the production with my brothers Spacepeople and Armando Young.
In addition to “Oops (Oh My),” Garzón-Montano also recorded a new version of “With a Smile,” a song off of his 2020 album, Agüita. He updates the track by leaning into more of a hip hop sound. “Our rework of ‘With a Smile’ is a loving tribute to master teachers Prince, Dr. Dre, Sly Stone, and Trent Reznor,” he said.
On Agüita, Garzón-Montano notably embraced his Colombian side with Spanish-language lyrics and Latin rhythms. The title track was a Latin trap banger and he went full reggaetón on “Muñeca.”
Check out the two new releases below.