Watch | James Taylor Performs “You Can Close Your Eyes” Inside Lockdown
James Taylor with his family as they perform "You Can Close Your Eyes" - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon / Youtube
James Taylor dished out a home performance of his classic, “You Can Close Your Eyes” for The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. He was joined by his wife Kim and his son Henry from their Montana home.
Taylor played the guitar and sang on lead vocals while Kin and Henry supported him with a sweet three-part harmony. “Well it won’t be long before another day/We’re gonna have a good time/And no one’s gonna take that time away/You can stay as long as you like,” the family sang in an effort to calm wearied souls as the world braves itself with the current pandemic situation.
Just in April, Taylor announced that he will be joining the 18th season of the singing competition The Voice, being a Mega Mentor, along with judges Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Nick Jonas. The singer-songwriter has already postponed his summer tour with Jackson Browne due to lockdown protocols in the coronavirus predicament and has donated $1 million for the Massachusetts General Hospital’s relief efforts.
Taylor has recently released the American Standard album back in February, saying, “In terms of how they were performed and recorded before, we paid attention to the chords and melody. But we were interested in doing something new, and in bringing something new to it, we’ve reinterpreted the songs, that’s what makes it worth doing.”