By Marc Inocencio
Postmodern Jukebox has managed to rework yet another thought-to-be-untouchable track into a nostalgic tune with the help of Morgan James, a powerhouse soul-vocalist from New York.
The 1970s remake shows a significant contrast from the original version produced with pop-heavy guitar riffs and roaring instruments. Rather than attempting to match Adam Levine‘s other-worldly falsetto, Morgan cools it down into a lounge-approved set with her spellbinding Motown vocals.
Backed by PMJ’s vintage instrumental arrangements, the frontwoman punches a hair-raising high-note while maintaining her classic poise.
Postmodern Jukebox — founded by jazz pianist Scott Bradlee — has also re-imaged Katy Perry‘s “Birthday,” Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy,” and theme songs from cartoon classics including Sailor Moon and Transformers. The New York-based cover group is slated to kick off their Eviction tour this October.
Fans can also discover Morgan, who released her newest single “Call My Name” on Tuesday via Epic Records, by heading over to her website.