Haley Reinhart Teams With Postmodern Jukebox on Stunning ‘Creep’ Cover (VIDEO)
After teaming with them on a stellar 1930s Jazz cover of Tove Lo’s “Habits”, Haley Reinhart is once again teaming with Scott Bradlee and the fine folks of Postmodern Jukebox for a new cover. This time, it’s a jazzy version of the Radiohead classic “Creep”.
In short, it seems like Haley has found the perfect fit for her career, as the classic sensibilities of Postmodern Jukebox fit with her soulful, throwback voice. She was my favorite contestant on American Idol 10, so I’m stoked to see her still putting herself out there. And she’s not the only Idol alum to work with Bradlee and co. in recent months. Fellow Season 10 finalist Casey Abrams recently did covers of “Stacey’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne, and a New Orleans style version of “I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith. Meanwhile, Season 8 finalist Von Smith has done covers that range in a 1940 Jazz version of “Titanium”, a Motown version of “Shake It Off”, and a 1950s Sock Hop version of “Rude” by Magic. Hell, Postmodern Jukebox has even gotten a shoutout on this season of Idol, as Joey Cook credited their arrangement on her performance of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”. Basically, Scott Bradlee and his team are amazing, and this video is one of their best.
Seriously, everything about this is just stunning, from how Haley moves, to all her ad-libs (“I’m a creep — I said it”), and just the way she uses her voice as a seductive instrument, but also as a storytelling device. This is downright magical. I swear, Haley is from another era entirely. And the added bonus is that this isn’t the last we’ll see of Haley and Postmodern Jukebox together, as she’s part of the Postmodern Jukebox Tour. She’s also got a new EP, and an animated series on Netflix titled “F Is For Family,” so this could be a huge 2015 for her. And if so, I couldn’t be happier for Haley.
The Postmodern Jukebox Tour kicks off April 30th in Boston, and it’s sure to be a hot ticket, so head on over to the official website for more info by clicking on the “Postmodern Jukebox” link. In the meantime, check out the video below. It could be the best decision you make today.