John Oates, one half of the iconic New York based duo Hall & Oates, has teamed up with viral sax player Saxsquatch to reimagine the chart-topping hit “Maneater” as an electro-jazz fusion.
The song was accompanied by a video released on Monstercat which see’s both artist revisit their hometowns of Nashville, Tennessee and deep with in a rainforest. The video then quickly pivots to an animated psychedelic experience, interlacing live action footage and animation throughout. “Maneater” was released in preparation for Oates Song Fest 7908, a charity livestream benefitting Feeding America hosted by John Oates and Saxsquatch.
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 aloneSaxsquatch, Musican
John Oates is not only just a part of Hall & Oates, but a well accomplished artist on his own. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The American Songwriters Hall of Fame, recipient of the prestigious BMI Icon Award as well as numerous American Music, MTV awards, and multiple Grammy nominations. Since forming his legendary pop duo with Daryl Hall in the early 1970s, they have gone on to record 21 albums, which have sold over 80 million units, making them the most successful duo in rock history.
Saxsquatch is one of the biggest live streaming musicians in the US, with 300k weekly views, and Facebook’s #1 recurring music show, ‘Live From the Woods’. His usual blend of saxophone, electronic music, and Bigfoot folklore has catapulted him to viral fame, earning 1.5M followers and recognition from instrumentalists around the world.