Fans of pop music, do you remember the mid-90s smash by the Cardigans’, “Lovefool”? If you do, like I do, you remember that hooky pop concoction playing seemingly endlessly throughout 1996, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. If you do need a refresher, here you go:
Fast forward almost twenty years later, Scott Bradlee and his Postmodern Jukebox band have decided to remake the song in a different style. If you know anything at all about the group, it’s a group of musicians with a cast of vocalists that change from song to song that take current or recent hits and recasts them in different musical styles. Their take on “Lovefool” is in keeping with their m.o., this time in a 1940s-style jazz lounge vibe. Leading the way on vocals is Haley Reinhardt, who some may remember as the third place finisher on American Idol a few seasons back (back in Season 10, to be exact). Even though the style and sound may be different, the song retains its charm, and Reinhardt’s vocal is outstanding. You can see (and hear) for yourself:
If you like the song, it is available for purchase at iTunes, and give their albums a spin. These musicians and vocalists are doing some wonderful things with the songs we love.