Ben L’oncle Soul‘s version of “Seven Nation Army” is almost as good as the original by The White Stripes. However, his mo-town funk version of the rock song places it in a completely new genre that makes the two almost incomparable.
I first heard this song in a restaurant in Monaco and immediately became obsessed with the building trumpets, hopping piano licks, and soulful vocals. I immediately went to the nearest record store and bought 3 copies: one for myself and one for each of my siblings.
Ben L’oncle Soul, meaning “uncle of soul,” combined two of my favorite things in the creation of this remix: the feel-good groove of mo-town and the unforgettable lyrics (and bass line) of The White Stripes classic.
If you don’t know the original version, you’ve been living under a rock. As much as I love Ben L’oncle Soul’s version of the song, nothing will ever replace the original – but this version might make you dance a bit more.