Newcomer Charlie Worsham took on the daunting task of covering Katy Perry's massive No. 1 single "Roar," lifted from her recently released "Prism" record. Taking obvious liberties with the instrumentation, Worsham, who recently scored his first Top 20 hit with "Could It Be," proves his talents as both a musician and vocalist. As Perry's track roars about having the "eye of the tiger," Worsham mashes up the pop song with the 1982 Survivor song, taking the metaphors to dizzying heights. In less than 24 hours, the singer-songwriter arranged, recorded and mixed the twangy version, reports Taste Of Country.
Earlier this year, Worsham released his highly anticipated debut album, "Rubberband," which features a collaboration with legendary performers Vince Gill and Marty Stuart on "Tools Of The Trade." He co-wrote all 11 tracks on the album, an impressive feat in and of itself.
On the album's lead single, Worsham describes the creative process to Radio.com. He says, “The song was written not long after I met Ryan Tyndell, who wrote a lot of the songs with me on Rubberband and also coproduced my album with me."
He continues, “When we first met, Ryan and I were honestly both down in the dumps. I had left a particular situation, and he had left another particular situation, both professionally and personally. I swear we wrote the song out of sheer desperation for something hopeful. We had the first verse and the part of ‘Who knows we might go down in flames/But then again I might just change your name,’ but we didn’t have a title or a chorus. We brought it into a writing session with Marty Dodson, and after a few more hours we had ‘Could It Be.’”
Check out Worsham's cool cover above.