SOFI TUKKER is a rad music duo based out of Florida. Most of their music hovers around the genres of House and EDM, but these two venture over to more gentle waters for a new version of Louis Armstrong’s oft-covered “What a Wonderful World.” It comes stitched with hauntingly light female vocals, and syncopated guitar riffs and, as seen in an Instagram teaser video, a classical guitar with nylon strings played by singer Sophie Hawley-Weld. The delicateness of this instrument is part of what makes this rendition so unique.
The syncopated riff on the classical guitar repeats throughout the song, but we never seem to grow tired of the melody. Similarly, the hip lofi drums have a catchy groove that pulls us in. As the cover goes on, more and more jazz is infused into their sound. Resonant piano stabs come in the beat, and then transform into improv-inspired, jazzy piano. The icing on the cake is Sophie’s trumpet-like scat singing.