Postmodern Jukebox: Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive gets jazz cover
The latest cover from the musical YouTube sensation Postmodern Jukebox trades in the disco roots of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” for a jazzy spin.
The group shared the cover on their YouTube channel Thursday, after their four month European tour. The 1978 disco hit received an even more nostalgic approach almost 40 years later, as the ’40s jazz tone is met with Latin ballroom style. Sara Niemietz croons the hit song, with a full band performing behind her.
The band is known for spinning classics into new genres, as well as giving today’s hits a splash of the past. Their cover of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” trades in the synth production for a soulful number, complete with jaunty piano and saxophone. Similarly, the doo-wop cover of Hanson’s “MMMBop” makes the ’90s hit seems like a ’50s masterpiece.
Check out the “I Will Survive” cover above.