If NASA asked me to select a single song to beam into space, as representative of humanity’s greatest achievements in the arena of pop music, my hands-down selection would be the Jackson 5’s I Want You Back. It’s just that damn good. While there’s no improving on perfection, Booth newcomers Straight No Chaser put a fresh and impressive twist on the 1969 classic on single numero uno off their next studio album. A 10-piece a cappella group formed while the members were attending Indiana University, the Atlantic Records signees faithfully recreate the record’s instrumental backdrop as singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles delivers an inspired rendition of the young MJ‘s lead vocals. Think Straight, No Chaser did justice to the Jacksons’ beloved debut single? If so, you’ll be able to hear more from this talented ensemble on their Under the Influence LP, set to hit record stores and online retailers May 7.
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