Cello master/songwriter Ben Sollee is a wildly eclectic songwriter, combining elements of folk, bluegrass, R&B, and art-rock into a totally unique sonic stew. But this is still pretty shocking: Teaming with the 18-piece Austin orchestra Mother Falcon, Sollee has re-interpreted Daft Punk’s electro-disco stunner “Lose Yourself to Dance.”
The two parties collaborated after having shared the stage on a recent tour; they recorded this raw, organic version of the track in Providence, Rhode Island with The Low Anthem’s Ben Knox-Miller and Jeff Prystowsky.
“Most folks know I like to collaborate with lots of different musicians. But this was different,” Sollee says in a press release. “This was more like going sky diving with some folks you don’t know all that well on the ground, and falling in love with them mid-air…I think it’s fitting that we were all in what amounted to a fugue state by the end…lost in the music and the movement.”
Download the track for free over at Sollee’s website.
Also, while you’re at it, check out an intimate take on his funky track, “Electrified.”