Almost 50 years ago, Sam Cooke was shot and killed in some motel in Los Angeles. Cooke's final words were "lady, you shot me", which is a statement that now acts as the title of Har Mar Superstar's soulful tribute to the late, great crooner.
The Brooklyn via St. Paul singer's new single takes the shape of a 60s pop classic with modern recording gloss. The tune jumps from a downtempo soul hook featuring the track's title to an upbeat motown sway-inducing section, where Superstar successfully pulls off overly simple lines ("back into your heart/never again apart/and you won't forget me"). If it's not the Cult Records singer's undying love for Cooke that resulted in this instantly transfixing cut, expect that some spiritual mischief was involved.