Weezer, Ok Go, My Morning Jacket, The Fray and Evanescence’s Amy Lee are just some of the rockers to have contributed covers to a new Muppets tribute LP. Naturally, it’s been dubbed ‘The Green Album’, and is now streaming online ahead of its grand release on August 23.
Viral video specialists OK Go get the Muppets jamboree started on a high note with a brilliantly dicey re-imagining of the ‘Muppet Show Theme Song’, while My Morning Jacket’s version of ‘Our Way’ charms with twinkling folk strings and just the right dose of misty-eyed optimism. Weezer, joined by Hayley Williams of Paramore, find the pinnacle of waltz-schmaltz in saccharine ditty ‘Rainbow Connection’, while Evanescence rockette Amy Lee tempers her operatic tenor in an ethereal rendition of ‘Halfway Down The Stairs’. It’s all so, so strange, but in a good way.
Stream ‘The Green Album’ in its entirety here via NPR, and check out a rather cinematic trailer for OK Go’s theme song below.
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