You’re just going to have to watch this one for yourself. There are no words that can convey the haunting perfection that is this performance. When you watch, you will doubt what you hear is real…
Chase Eagleson took the internet by storm when he posted his rendition of the Elvis Presley classic “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. Fans around the world “can’t help falling” for Chase. One listen and you’ll be falling too.
The video opens with a handsome young man holding a guitar. We’ve seen this as the beginning of many a Youtube video and let’s be honest, not all of them are the kind of performances that you want to share, or even finish watching sometimes.
Don’t get me wrong, I think anyone who is brave enough to share their performance with the world deserves credit. But the fact is, some people are simply more talented at certain things than other people. It’s one of the beautiful things that make us unique and allows us to be individuals. Everyone has gifts and the world is a better place when we share them.
Chase made the choice to share his gift and the world is glad he did. With over 4 million views, I was intrigued. Maybe this wasn’t just an average kid with a guitar.
You can listen to his cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” below. Tell us what you think of Chases’ performance. Would the King approve?
The video begins, Chase softly strums the guitar… and you instantly recognize that classic intro. With the occasional glance into the lens and a shy smile, he plays on. I brace myself. Covers of this song have ranged from soulful renditions to downright disasters.
When this kid opens his mouth and the first few notes come out, I popped up in my seat, springing to attention. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Was this dubbed? Is this kid lip syncing? AM I REALLY HEARING THIS RIGHT NOW?
The voice that comes out of the young man, just playing on his couch, will blow your mind. You’re just going to have to watch this one for yourself. There are no words that can convey the haunting perfection that is this performance.
While the young artist maintains a flawless delivery of the song throughout the entire performance, you may question if he is channeling the King himself when he delivers the powerful lyrics “Take my hand/ Take my whole life too.”
Eagleson is a singer-songwriter from Ohio who has accumulated upwards of 5.5 million views on his YouTube account since joining late December 2013. The young singer records and shoots all his videos himself, making both musically and aesthetically captivating art to share with the world.
Fans can’t get enough of Chase, as proven by this comment,”‘Coming back a year after I first heard it, that voice is just so unexpected. And soothing. I can’t stop listening.”
“It’s no surprise this has so many views. You show soo much passion for what you’re doing. It’s incredible how enchanting and beautiful your voice is. Hopefully, if the music is your biggest passion you make it so far in life,” read the well wishes of another fan.