To celebrate Marvin Gaye’s birthday – 19-year-old Francesco Yates – pays tribute to the legendary artist with a cover of his classic “What’s Going on”

“There’s a distinct texture to Marvin Gaye’s voice that goes unmatched, a timeless quality in his artistry that I strive for with my own music. Every song from his catalogue is comforting and poetic. I hope my music can have a similar quality that evokes all types of emotions in the same way Marvin’s music does. From ‘Let’s Get It On’ to ‘What’s Going On’ his music has the capacity to make you think and feel.” – Francesco Yates