May 262015

Few musicians would have the artistic audacity to imagine Foo Fighters‘ aggressive guitar-chugging “The Pretender” as a folksy banjo-driven track, but dutch multi-instrumentalist Tessa Rose Jackson isn’t one to shy away from a challenge, effortlessly taking on the American rock group favorite and transforming it into a light and playful homage.

The 20-year old Netherlands native throws out the guitars in favor of banjos, while the energetic beat is replaced with gentle handclaps, yet at its core, the track is still “The Pretender” – this time around, quirky, frisky and dazzlingly different.

Watch the breathtaking hand-drawn animation to “The Pretender” down below. The project took Jackson three months to complete, but the result shows that every second spent was absolutely worth it.

Check out Tessa Rose Jackson here.

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