Outkast’s roots are planted firmly in the realm of hip-hop, with the duo being largely responsible for the surge in popularity of Atlanta hip-hop in the mid-1990s. But “Hey Ya” is a slightly different story. Written, produced, and performed by André 3000 on the duo’s 2003 double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, “Hey Ya” merges pop, hip-hop, rock, and funk to create an eclectic track reminiscent of Prince in his heyday. It’s a great song from the group’s expansive catalog, and it’s the song Scranton rock band Tigers Jaw chose to take on for its Undercover. Decked out in sunglasses, the band brings some of its own flair to the track, adding a guitar solo and having a lot of fun with the call-and-response section.
Tigers Jaw’s new album, Spin, is available now on Black Cement Records. Watch our interview with the band below.