New Video! “Hello” Goes Aretha Franklin-Era Soul feat. Maiya Sykes
Download / Order “Hello” from our ‘PMJ and Chill’ album:
If you saw Maiya perform as part of the PMJ cast on the current North American tour, then you may have heard her sing a stripped down, piano and voice version of this arrangement. For the video, I filled out the sound with a horn chart reminiscent of some of Aretha Franklin's early jazz-influenced records, like Soul '69. As always, the power in Maiya's voice takes the arrangement to a whole new level. She doesn't just sing the words; she brings them to life.
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is getting to hear my arrangements played by incredible musicians and sung by world class vocalists- this is a perfect example of why I love what I do.
P.S. For more of Maiya, check out our New Orleans remake of The Darkness' "I Believe in a Thing Called Love"
Download / Order "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" from our ‘Emoji Antique' album:
And Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Download / Order "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" from our ‘Swipe Right for Vintage' album: