On what would have been guitar legend Jimi Hendrix’s 80th birthday, former One Direction member turned R&B songwriter Zayn has shared a cover of Hendrix’s single ‘Angel’.
“Being asked to collaborate to celebrate [Jimi Hendrix’s] 80th birthday was such an unexpected and huge honour,” Zayn told fans on Twitter. “I have so much respect and admiration for Jimi, his music and fans. ‘Angel’ is out now - hope you love the track as much as I do. Happy 80th Jimi.”
“We are pleased that Zayn has been inspired to use original music from Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Angel’ in his recording of the song,” Hendrix’s estate, Experience Hendrix, said in an interview with Billboard. “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.”
Zayn released his third studio album ‘Nobody Is Listening’ last year, and his cover of ‘Angel’ marks his first release of 2022.
Have a listen to the cover below.