The long-awaited collaboration between Joey Cook and Postmodern Jukebox is here! Grab a download of “Hey There Delilah” from iTunes before settling down to watch the jazzy YouTube rendition of the alt/rock favorite below. The American Idol season 14 alum is reportedly set to tour with PMJ later this year.
The quirky singer established herself as an American Idol contender when she performed a PMJ inspired version of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” during the competition earlier this year. Alas, Joey was booted in seventh place, and didn’t make the cut for the American Idol Live tour this year–although she did open for the Top 5 on a few of the Florida dates.
Touring with Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox later this year will surely make up for missing out on the summer gig! Speaking of which, Bradlee was not only impressed with Joey’s “Fancy” performance on Idol, but also appreciated her point of giving the band credit for the arrangement.
“Joey was actually the first one to give us credit; she was responsible for our first prime-time television shoutout,” Bradlee told Yahoo Music. “That was such a flattering thing, and even kind of unnecessary, because her arrangement of ‘Fancy’ was much different from ours. But it shows what an awesome person she is, along with being an awesome talent. She’s going to be somebody to watch, somebody big. We are going to be working together, and who knows what will happen.”
Watch Joey Cook and Postmodern Jukebox perform “Hey There Delilah” originally by the Plain White T’s right here.