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Zayn Malik honors late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, drops new cover of ‘Angel’

Zayn Malik's cover of Jimi Hendrix’s 'Angel' marks his first release of this year

By Web Desk
November 25, 2022
Zayn Malik honors late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, drops new cover of ‘Angel’
Zayn Malik honors late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, drops new cover of ‘Angel’

Zayn Malik paid a heartfelt tribute to late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix on his 80th birthday. The singer dropped a cover version of Hendrix’s hit Angel and left fans stunned.

The former One Direction member dropped the cover version of his on Nov. 25. He has used Hendrix’s original, signature guitar from the song in the latest cover.

Zayn’s powerful vocals have also managed to add new touch to the ’70s track, which was originally released posthumously in 1971 by Hendrix’s estate.

For the unversed, Hendrix had recorded the original song just months before his death.

In an interview with Billboard, Hendrix’s estate, Experience Hendrix, 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’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.”

Meanwhile, Angel cover marks Zayn’s first release of the year. He posted himself singing One Direction’s 2014 song Night Changes on his Instagram. In 2021, he shared his third solo album Nobody Is Listening.