Let’s listen to this doo-wop cover of Ke$ha’s “Timber” and then get our caboose to the sock hop

Let’s listen to this doo-wop cover of Ke$ha’s “Timber” and then get our caboose to the sock hop

MusicFebruary 12, 2014

No, the following video isn’t the “greatest thing you’ll see in all of ever - just quit breathing after you watch,” so please try to keep circulating air within you and we’ll be sure to keep our hyperbole to a minimum.

The clever video is, however, something to kill some time with that will surely put a smile on your weakened Wednesday face. The rendition is the brainchild of Scott Bradlee, a jazz pianist and pop culture sympathizer who was initially fed up with the current state of popular music before giving it his own context within old-styled genres.

By his account:

My goal with Postmodern Jukebox is to get my audience to think of songs not as rigid, ephemeral objects, but like malleable globs of silly putty. Songs can be twisted, shaped, and altered without losing their identities–just as we grow, age, and expire without losing ours–and it is through this exploration that the gap between 'high' and 'low' art can be bridged most readily.