Zayn Covers Jimi Hendrix’s “Angel”

Zayn spent the higher a part of his early singing profession being labeled the dangerous boy of One Course, and right this moment he’s nodding to an precise insurgent within the music world by sharing his cowl of Jimi Hendrix’s “Angel.” The tribute is available in celebration of what would’ve been the legend’s eightieth birthday.

“Angel” appeared on Hendrix’s first posthumous album The Cry of Love in 1971. Zayn’s model retains the unique’s instrumentals along with his vocals swapped in: “Being requested to collaborate to rejoice @jimihendrix eightieth birthday was such an surprising and big honour,” the pop star wrote on Twitter. “I’ve a lot respect and admiration for Jimi, his music and followers. ‘Angel’ is out now – hope you like the monitor as a lot as I do. Completely happy eightieth Jimi.”

Hendrix’s property gave their blessing, as nicely: “We’re happy that Zayn has been impressed to make use of unique music from Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Angel’ in his recording of the track,” they stated in a press release to Billboard. “We’re hopeful that this model of a Hendrix traditional will enlighten a brand new technology of listeners about Jimi’s genius and additional propel his persevering with legacy.”

Our take? It’s simply nice. Take heed to Zayn sing on “Angel” beneath, forward of Hendrix’s eightieth birthday on November twenty seventh.

Zayn’s most up-to-date album was 2021’s No person Is Listening, which marked his third solo LP since departing One Course in 2015. That album included the singles “Higher” and “Vibez”.