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Ever hear a song that you can’t help but tear up every time you listen to it?

This song does it for me. But only this version. As good as the album version is, this particular performance of Jordan by Rival Sons, originally released in 2012, hits me in the feels every single time.

The thing about it is, though, you can’t just listen to it. You have to watch it. You can see how the singer, Jay Buchanan moves around the microphone, how he clearly feels what he is singing. The passion in his voice and his performance is undeniable.

The guitar, with the unmistakable country twang, works well with the song, as do the drums and the bass. But these guys aren’t country. Though this tune is a much more mellow affair than a lot of their well-known songs, Rival Sons are classic rock. A mixture of Led Zep, Joe Cocker and Janis Joplin to name a few.

I have Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne to thank for introducing me to them. They were a last-minute addition to the last world tour of Black Sabbath of which I will be forever grateful.

Jay Buchanan has the most incredible voice and you can hear how powerful it is at the 4:50 mark.

The beauty and raw emotion of the song is something that is definitely missing from a lot of the music of today and if like me, you prefer your music to be ‘real,’ then you should do yourself a favour and check out more of their stuff. They ooze soul. I feel it, and I feel that they feel it, which makes me feel it even more.

This is a beautiful song and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

If you don’t, maybe you should check your pulse, you might be dead.

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