Adikary Fardy Nails Stripped Down ‘Just The Two Of Us’ Cover

With nothing more than a guitar and a bicycle alongside him, Adikara Fardy manages to take one of the most covered songs in music history and breath new life into it – adapting the Bill Withers classic into something that is uniquely his own. His guitar playing is suitably slick. His vocals – deep, infectious, and full of character.

Fardy, who is just 22 years old, is a native of Indonesia and has been cited as the country's answer to Michael BublĂ© – a title that only does so much in describing his sound. In recent times, he has made a name for himself as a covers artist on YouTube – and his take on Just The Two Of Us has brought in a whopping 8 million views to date.

Having now made a name for himself using his various social media platforms, Fardy has become a regular on the festival circuit – making appearances at a number of well-known jazz festivals across the world – honing his craft on the road.

And though he covers songs from a wide range of genres – it's clear that Fardy is a crooner at his core – having taken on classics from the likes of Nat King Cole, Michael BublĂ©, and Frank Sinatra.

Fardy's vocal talents also cross over to a full band set-up, something that was on display when he took on the Nina Simone classic 'Feeling Good' for another memorable upload.

His polished guitar playing takes a backseat as his band layer the cover with some very interesting dynamics. But at the very centre of everything that is happening is Fardy's warm, inviting vocal tone – something he uses to really bring a different flavour to this beloved classic. Check out his rendition below:

If there's one word that really springs to mind when it comes to this bright, young talent, it's 'potential'. Because trust us, Adikara Fardy has it in abundance!

To possess such a warm vintage vocal tone at such a young age is truly uncommon – and given that he has been achieving great success online since he was just 17 years old, it's pretty clear to see that this guy will be a seasoned veteran by the time he's in his mid-twenties.

At the age of eight, he got his first instrument – teaching himself to sing and play both the guitar and piano before getting serious about his craft about a decade or so later.

And though he has made a name for himself for his smooth versions of well-established hits, he's not just a cover artist either.

After reaching a level of acclaim for his takes on other artists' hits – Fardy turned his hand to songwriting, citing the likes of Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars as major influences on his sound.

With a voice like that, it's pretty clear that the sky is the limit for this guy, of that there can be little doubt!

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