Hear Brian Fallon’s beautifully haunting cover of Amazing Grace
Ahead of the release of next month’s Night Divine album, Brian Fallon has shared a beautifully haunting cover of Amazing Grace.
The former Gaslight Anthem frontman says of his reworking: “I hear Amazing Grace sung a lot as a triumphant song, and it is. But I always found grace to be a thing we need when we’re in defeat.
“When I was little, the people I heard singing this song weren’t triumphant, they were broken, in need of mercy and grace. That’s how I tried to perform this song and that’s the image I had in my mind while recording it.”
Read this: Brian Fallon: The songs that changed my life
Of Night Divine as a whole, Brian adds, “This was the first music I’d ever heard and learned. It’s one of the earliest musical memories I have. So, the idea has been churning in my head for a long time. Even when I was making rock’n’roll, this was always in the background.”
Night Divine is due out on November 5 via Lesser Known Records / Thirty Tigers.
Listen to Amazing Grace below:
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