Toronto’s Yuri Koller Covers Rihanna's “Diamonds” (A Must-Listen!)

The result is a funkier spin on the Rihanna hit

Toronto’s Yuri Koller Stands Out with his “Diamonds” Cover

Photo Courtesy of Yuri Koller on Twitter

There may already be a hundreds of Rihanna covers floating around the Internet, but we can’t help but be completely smitten whenever some homegrown talent blows the competition away. This time, Toronto-based R&B vocalist Yuri Koller has us singing along with his spin on the current RiRi hit, “Diamonds.”

Koller completely owns the song by adding elements from an orchestral version of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and James Brown’s “The Funky Drummer.” The result has a stronger, funkier back beat, new vocal arrangement and strings.

Koller, who opened for Drake’s inaugural OVO Fest back in 2010, created the cover to promote his second LP, “Open Doors.”