This ‘Unchained Melody’ is flipping amazing

Austin Brown is bringing the enduring 1960s classic Unchained Melody into the modern age. Over 50 years later, his cover is still one of the best we’ve ever heard.

Chances are you know someone who loves Unchained Melody. It was a favorite song for many of us, and it still has a beautiful, classical charm over 50 years after its original release.

Between the heartsick, deeply-felt lyrics and the vocal stylings of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, it’s still an amazing song that we can’t get enough of. Thankfully, vocalist Austin Brown of the band Home Free feels the same way.

For this cover, he sits simply in a chair opposite guitarist Steven Martinez. As Martinez strums patiently through the complex melody of the song, Brown belts out the notes, controlling and shaping his voice effortlessly.

To cover this song properly, a vocalist needs to have an amazing range. Austin Brown has that and more. From the sweeping high notes to the lower registers, he’s got it all covered. We can’t stop listening.

This cover is beautiful, simple, and hits all of the same emotional cues as the original. What more could you ask for in a cover? Hearing this beautiful cover will take you right back to the 1960s.

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