If George Dalton’s vintage-themed cover of Fetty Wap wasn’t enough for you, don’t worry. Postmodern Jukebox is back with a soul-influenced version of “Hey Ya!” by Outkast. The 2003 hit was revamped with slower vocals, an upright bass and a sax for a smooth ’60s sound.
The featured vocalist on the cover is singer-songwriter and actress Sara Niemietz, who previously worked with Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee on a Talking Heads cover. Niemetz effortless control and wide vocal range help bring a fullness accompanied by an old fashioned band.
Outkast’s “Hey Ya!” was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks.
Niemietz is joined by Matt Bloyd and Kenton Chen on backup vocals, Jacob Scesney on baritone sax, Adam Kubota on bass, Chip Thomas on drums and Bradlee on piano.