Zayn Celebrates Jimi Hendrix’s Birthday With Cover Of ‘Angel’. Former member of One Direction turned R&B songwriter Zayn has shared a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s song “Angel” in honor of the guitar legend’s 80th birthday.
Zayn tweeted to fans, “Being asked to collaborate to commemorate [Jimi Hendrix’s] 80th birthday was such an unexpected and great honor.
“Jimi, his music, and his fans are all so beloved and respected by me. I hope you enjoy the song “Angel” as much as I do. Happy 80th birthday, Jimi.
According to Experience Hendrix, the Hendrix estate, “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 hoping that this rendition of a Hendrix classic will shed light on Jimi’s brilliance and further advance his lasting legacy,” said the band.
Zayn’s cover of “Angel” is his first release of 2022, following the release of his third studio album “Nobody Is Listening” last year.
Listen to the cover song down below.