Singer/songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr., who was dressed in a Sasquatch costume for Halloween, invited HAIM on stage this past Friday (Oct. 30) to help him perform the sisters' song "Forever." He also laid down a pretty flawless cover of the Ghostbusters' theme song, as well as Outkast's "Hey Ya!"
According to NME, the Vancouver pianist and singer performed at Hollywood's Fonda Theatre alongside his band Duk, who by the way, needs to get as much credit for the covers as TJJ does, considering the horn section was spot on. Thanks to fan-shot footage, you can now watch all three songs being performed.
This was not the first time Jesso Jr. has covered the HAIM track, it's just the first time he's actually sung it with them. The singer covered the same track, a bit less gracefully (stopping the band mid-way through) at Washington D.C.'s 9:30 club a week prior. He has, however, worked with Danielle Haim before, the vocalist appearing on his song "Without You" from his latest album Goon, which released back in March via True Panther Sounds.
Jesso Jr. has yet to make a dent in the mainstream music scene, with Goon only peaking at No. 96 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, but indie music blogs seem to have taken a major liking to the young artist. Other instances as of late point to that changing as well, as the singer is not only known for his own solo material, but also recently worked with Adele on her upcoming album, 25.
According to The Guardian, Adele's first tweet of this year to her 21.9 million followers had been a link to the lowly songwriter's video for "How Could You Babe" from the latest record. "This is fantastic," she proclaimed. "Click away."
"Forever" with HAIM:
Ghostbusters Theme Song:
Outkast's "Hey Ya!"