Today would have been Elvis Presley's 75th birthday. He's dead now 'cause he popped too many pills and ate too many cheesburgers in a very short space of time, but he went out in a fairly legendary way, in a style fit for a king. Specifically: Henry VIII.
The artist who goes by the name of Lightspeed Champion, as a tribute to The King, has recorded a version of 'Devil In Disguise' and, fortunately for us lot, has made it available to download, for free, for the next few weeks. Thanks, Dev!
Here's what he had to say about it:
Due to a popular band having left over studio time at New York's historic Avatar Studios, I had the opportunity to going into Studio A and record some music.. obviously I decided an Elvis song would be best. I got my friends form the band Spacecamp down and together we recorded an "almost" live version of Devil In disguise with the help of whoever was in the building that felt like singing... including the receptionist.
The sad news? Is that trying to fill such a huge role, I realised I was better than everyone else in the world, I packed my bags, and moved to Los Angeles in hopes of everyone else catching up with my sudden realisation... I was wrong.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELVIS! LONG LIVE THE KING !!!!!!!
Click below to listen to it via SoundCloud, and click the down arrow to download the track to your Hard Drive, Desktop or whatever.
There's also a video! Doesn't he look funny?! Watch that below:
The new Lightspeed Champion album comes out on February 15 through Domino, and is called Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You. There's also a few more live tracks available to download in the coming weeks. Stay tuned, I'd advise.