Chris Daughtry Covers “In The Air Tonight” And Breathes New Life Into This Classic
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Phil Collins Would Be Proud
It’s not every day I find a cover version that sends chills down my spine like this one. I love Phil Collins’ rendition, that’s a given. But how many actually manage to play something as hauntingly beautiful as the original? Chris Daughtry did that and more.
“I was just fooling around. I got these chords that I liked, so I turned the mic on and started singing. The lyrics you hear are what I wrote spontaneously. That frightens me a bit, but I’m quite proud of the fact that I sang 99.9 percent of those lyrics spontaneously.” – Phil Collins
It’s not just Daughtry’s raspy vocals, we like how his band really came together to nail this performance. Watching the video made me want to transport and be there in person. I can only imagine how insanely good it sounds live.
P.S. You can put this on repeat, I just did.