When Maroon 5 released the song "This Love" back in 2003, it was an instant hit. Now, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) has managed to take the song and make it even better. The music collective created by Scott Bradlee is known for covering songs in the style of a different era than the one it was originally released in. Some examples include a 1960s transformation of Destiny's Child's "Say My Name" and a 1940s version of Drake's "Hotline Bling."
This time around, they took "This Love" back to the 1940s. Devi-Ananda Dahm, an incredible singer from Germany, took on lead vocals for the Maroon 5 cover. This is Dahm's first time working with PMJ. She was actually selected during a contest held earlier this year in order to find new talent for PMJ. One listen to this song and you'll see why she won.
"Devi is truly a world class talent with a strong, versatile voice and natural charisma; she effortlessly connects to an audience without any coaching, and has a blast doing it," Bradlee wrote in a blog post. "Our take on 'This Love' sets the song in the 1940's Swing Era, with a hint of a Latin influence in the verses. Devi, who has a mischievous streak, had a bit of fun during the solo section, too."