Watch the music video: https://youtu.be/C5L3HrEvZOI
In an unlikely fusion of two musical greats, the iconic John Oates of Daryl Hall & John Oates has teamed up with the viral sax-playing star Saxsquatch to transform the original chart-topping hit “Maneater” into an electro-spun classic. Injected with club-inspired grooves and dance-floor worthy basslines, the duo put a modern spin on the Daryl Hall & John Oates No. 1 record, fit for new audiences across eras and genres.
Out on Monstercat now, the remake comes with a visual journey into each artist’s stomping grounds, from Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville, to the depths of the bountiful forest.
A press release stated, “Grooving their way through the psychedelic animations in the video, John and Saxsquatch are the pair you didn’t know you needed.”
Oates shared, “I've had a lot of otherworldly experiences in my career, but none as mystical and magical as this collab with the amazing, soulful Saxsquatch. He brings the funk out of the forest and puts a smile on the face of the world. Meeting him in the woods to shoot the video was a life-changing moment. As soon as we began recording, I knew we had something special. The mark of a good song is that it can be reimagined in lots of ways and this is, without a doubt, the coolest version I've ever heard.”
Saxsquatch added, “I like music that gets people's big feet tapping along. It's been a tough year for everyone. We could all use music and stories that help us dance and feel less alone. I know a lot about feeling alone.”
On Saturday, Oates will host Oates Song Fest 7908, a charity livestream benefitting Feeding America. Alongside his co-host Saxsquatch and bandmate Daryl Hall, a slew of pop and rock icons will perform, including Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), Sara Bareilles, Gavin DeGraw and Jewel. Tune in here.
Saxsquatch is one of the biggest livestreaming musicians in the U.S., with 300,000 weekly views, and Facebook's No. 1 recurring music show, “Live From the Woods.” His unique blend of saxophone, electronic music and Bigfoot folklore has catapulted him to viral fame, earning 1.5 million followers and recognition from instrumentalists around the world.
Oates’ legacy precedes him as a solo artist and half of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-inducted duo Daryl Hall & John Oates. Since forming in the early 1970s, the duo has gone on to record 21 albums, which have sold more than 80 million units, making Hall and Oates the most successful duo in rock history. Best known hits include "You Make My Dreams (Come True)", "Rich Girl" and "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)."