Famed rock drummer Opus released a new covers collection Friday.
Opus (a.k.a. Christian F. Lawrence) released his new record The Corona Covers Friday through his official Bandcamp page. The seven-song collection features Lawrence on guitar and vocals instead of drums, performing covers of songs from acts, such as Pink Floyd, KISS and the Marshall Tucker Band.
Lawrence talked about the compilation’s creation in a recent interview.
“I’ve been so fixed on practicing and playing drums that I moved away from playing acoustic guitar, which I used to do and love so much,” he said. “In the past I would go through periods where I don’t touch it. This quarantine forced me to find things to do. As soon as I picked it up, it was like clock work…I was writing songs in minutes and learning covers by ear like I usually do. Who doesn’t like cool cover songs done well or differently? It allows you to keep putting out content and stay relevant when none of us can play out live at the moment”
The track listing for The Corona Covers is noted below. According to Lawrence, he is planning to add more songs to hear and download weekly, so audiences can check back in at his official Bandcamp page weekly to check out those songs.
Rooster – A.I.C.
Mother – Pink Floyd
Where Do the Children Play? – Cat Stevens
Can’t you see – Marshall Tucker Band
In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins
Jess (Beth) – Kiss
Itsy Bitsy – Mike & Peggy Seeger
Lawrence debuted the video for his performance of ‘Mother‘ April 22 through his official YouTube channel.
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