Youtube sensation Postmodern Jukebox has recruited a 15-year-old singer to create a jazz-blues cover of Metallica’s hit ‘Nothing Else Matters’, which in just three weeks, has already received a million views.
Postmodern Jukebox is a rotating collective of musicians known for performing quirky, unpredictable, and ingenious jazz versions of top 40 rock and pop hits. Only a few years ago, band founder Scott Bradlee was a struggling musician who shot videos for fun at a small basement apartment in Queens, New York.
Since their humble beginnings in 2009, the group has recorded 15 albums, earned more than 500 million views on Youtube, and have toured four continents. They’ve covered a wide selection of artists, from NSYNC to Radiohead.
Part of their success is due to their high profile fans, which include Neil Gaiman and Lorde.
So far, they’ve featured a multitude of guest lead vocalists, including several ‘American Idol’ contestants. In early 2016, they recruited Chicago teen singer Caroline Baran to pull off a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s pop ballad ‘Time After Time’ and the internet went nuts.
Caroline, so far, has had the fairytale career every musician dreams of. She can’t buy a beer yet, but she has already performed at the House of Blues, Park West, and at the Krzysztof Klenczon Festival in Poland. Caroline not only rocks the mic with her vocals, but also plays the bass and leads a band of her own, called Profusion.
The successful collaboration just couldn’t end there. Postmodern Jukebox and Caroline have partnered again to remake a deliciously odd choice, Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’.
Without further ado, here she is. Enjoy.