I was out and about over the weekend and I heard Daughtry's version of “Feels Like the First Time.” You know, the old Foreigner hit. Well, the song gave me pause. I'm not a big Daughtry fan but I had to listen close – at first it was hard for me to tell the difference between the cover and the original. Then, there was some signature Daughtry vocal moves and I knew what was going on. (I'm talking about a lot of vibrato here).
You already know I'm not a big fan of covers. Usually, I'd just rather listen to the original and be done with it...but I really liked this updated version of “Feels Like the First Time.” I guess Daughtry recorded the song for CNN during the 2008 presidential campaign...for their “first time voter” series. Yeah. But anyway, I think the song rocks just as hard as the original. Have a listen.
And the original