The Grammy winner took to Instagram.com on Tuesday (22Dec15) to announce the eight-track record titled IAMSAM, which features his take on some of the soul legend's greatest hits.

The-Dream explained the project is a tribute to his late mum, who shared a passion for Cooke just like he does, writing, "My Mother loved a lot of Artist growing up, but the one we shared the most interest in together was Sam Cooke, so Tonight I give him back to her. My mother passed on the 23rd day of December in 1992."

The-Dream, real name Terius Nash, also revealed the tracks were originally recorded while he was working on Beyonce's album 4 in 2010.

His soulful covers include renditions of A Change Is Gonna Come, Cupid, and You Send Me, among others.