Jeremy Hunter has been performing incredible covers of popular songs reimagined as third-wave ska tunes for the last few years, and we’ve seen several video game references and nods on their YouTube channel Skatune Network. Hunter’s latest project is a full covers album devoted to Toby Fox’s Undertale, and the first song is available for all checkered Vans-wearing, upbeat-loving Undertale fans everywhere.
Featuring 10 reimagined versions of tracks from Undertale, the record is called “Despite Everything, It’s Still You,” and includes a number of collaborations. Patrick from the J-Music Ensemble, which combines J-pop with jazz, is among the musicians Hunter brought on to complete the project.
The first single from the record is “Determination,” which charges forward from the first beat with a bouncy mix of brass, bass licks, and drums. Hunter plays most of the instruments on the song, with Max Boiko of the VGM Collective playing trumpet and Elwood Bond behind the drums. Boiko even adds a little jazzy flair with a trumpet solo, backed up by Hunter’s tenor saxophone.
One of Hunter’s other recent videos was an impressive experiment to turn Goldfinger’s classic “Superman” into a multi-genre epic. The song is famous for its inclusion in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and if you’ve ever wanted to know what it would sound like as a 100 Gecs song, here you go. Hunter also recorded a cover of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme, in case you want to listen to something new while visiting Joe Biden’s island.
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