Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo has been turning heads on the basketball court for years now, but he’s now ready to embark on a music career to accompany it. After his rendition of “I Believe I Can Fly” went viral last year, the baller drops his debut single, “Song For You.”
Oladipo pays homage to the Donny Hathaway classic with this soulful piano ballad, adding a new verse to give the song a 2017 flair.
Oladipo wants to prove he has the vocal chops, a product of being raised singing in church growing up. Explains Oladipo, “What inspired me to put out my own music now is that I believe it is a gift of mine and when God blesses you with a gift you should share it with others. If not then you’re doing yourself and Him a disservice. Donny Hathaway is one of my favorite artists and ‘A Song For You’ is one of the songs I could really relate to so in honor of him I remixed his version of the song and flipped it into a modern day story of something someone might go through today in the second half.”
Stream below and let us know if you think Oladipo has the vocal chops:
More music from Oladipo to come before he returns to Indiana, where he launched his basketball career for the Indiana University Hoosiers and led them to two Sweet 16 appearances.