“Ms. Jackson” is arguably the most recognizable OutKast song. As soon as that sharp snare hits, you know what’s in store. The singalong chorus. The “Forever? Forever-ever? Forever-ever?” The de-tuned “Here Comes The Bride” guitar riff.
Rather than try to fuck with a near-perfect track, Golden Pony use André’s flares and verses as instruments in a melancholic dance track. Their handling turns “Ms. Jackson” into an end-of-the-night jam, to be played right before “Dancing With Myself” after last call. It is smooth and sad, highlighting the hurt of separation and the pain caused by people who involve themselves in the wake.