Known for their unique ability to transcend modern hit songs into the past, music collective Postmodern Jukebox teamed up with a 17-year-old Maris for a masterful rendition of Dolly Parton‘s “Jolene.”
Backed by a full band comprised of a harp, violin, grand piano, cello, bass, and guitar, the young girl took an emotional approach to the beloved tune. Beginning out slowly with only the harp as musical backup, the singer passionately belts out the lyrics as the music begins to pick up speed.
Their rendition of the 1973 hit, written about a young woman with auburn hair and ivory skin attempting to “steal” a husband with wandering eyes from his wife, takes on a tone of irony when taken into consideration the talented vocalist fits the physical description of Jolene.
“Jolene” was written and released by Parton in 1973, going on to be ranked as No.217 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
You can watch their rendition of “Jolene” below.