- 25 Nov 22
"We are 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," said Hendrix's estate.
Zayn Malik has shared a cover of Jimi Hendrix's 'Angel' to honour the late guitarist right before what would have been his 80th birthday.
The track utilizes Hendrix's original guitar from the song, remixed with Malik's vocals. The ex-One Direction member's voice fits perfectly into the song. Of the new release, Hendrix's estate said, "We are pleased that Zayn has been inspired to use original music from Jimi Hendrix's 'Angel' in his recording of the song.
"We are 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."
Hendrix has been a musical icon since the early 6os when he backed musicians including B.B. King, Tina Turner and Sam Cooke. His own band the Jimi Hendrix Experience took off in 1996 when he moved to England. The group released three albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland, Band of Gypsys. Hendrix died at 27 years old, leaving a legacy that is still celebrated. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The Cry of Love was released by his estate posthumously, which the song 'Angel' came from.
Listen to Zayn Malik's cover of Jimi Hendrix's 'Angel'.