ZAYN Covers Jimi Hendrix's “Angel” for Late Guitar Legend's 80th Birthday
- British R&B singe-songwriter Zayn Malik, aka ZAYN released a cover of Jimi Hendrix's “Angel” on November 25, 2022, coinciding with the late legend's 80th birthday.
The original version of the song was released by the late Jimi Hendrix from his 1971 album “The Cry of Love”.
The album was recorded just months before his death (September 18, 1970).
The album featured 10-track, all tracks were written by Jimi Hendrix. Also, British singer-songwriter and keyboard player Steve Winwood, and American singer-songwriter and CSNY's Stephen Stills joined in the album.
This time, Jimi Hendrix's estate, Experience Hendrix, said about releasing the cover of the song, “We are pleased that Zayn has been inspired to use original music from Jimi Hendrix's 'Angel' in his recording of the song.”
They continued, “We're hopeful that this version of a Hendrix classic will enlighten a new generation of listeners about Jimi's genius and further propel his continuing legacy.”
- source : Apple Music