First Listen: John Oates has fun with Sasquatch on reimagined "Maneater"

(March 19, 2021) He is one-half of the biggest selling duo in music history. John Oates is a Hall of Famer for his iconic work in the duo Hall & Oates, but he has also always fashioned his own side projects around topics about which he is passionate, such as his 2021 all-star online concert to help feed America.

Now John has released something that is pure fun. A collaboration with YouTube sax-playing star Saxsquatch, which transforms the #1 Hall and Oates hit “Maneater” into an electro-spun pleaser.

(March 19, 2021) He is one-half of the biggest selling duo in music history. John Oates is a Hall of Famer for his iconic work in the duo Hall & Oates, but he has also always fashioned his own side projects around topics about which he is passionate, such as his 2021 all-star online concert to help feed America.

Now John has released something that is pure fun. A collaboration with YouTube sax-playing star Saxsquatch, which transforms the #1 Hall and Oates hit “Maneater” into an electro-spun pleaser.

Oates says, “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.”

This is a mildly goofy, 100% joyful new take on a song that is loved by three generations of music fans (just ask my kids). Check out the new take on “Maneater” below, and tell us what you think.

By Chris Rizik

John Oates and Sasquatch - "Maneater"

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