If you plan on covering Steve Perry and Journey, you better have pipes. And apparently Chris Daughtry and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale are up to the task. The pair have teamed up to take on the 1983 classic, “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
You can check out the duo’s heavy take above.
“Chris Daughtry and I have been threatening to unleash a duet for years," Hale said. "What better way to do that than by paying tribute to one of our mutual influences…. Journey!”
She added, “This song is not only part of the Stranger Things soundtrack, but has been my go-to for karaoke for as long as i can remember! I’m so honored to have been a part of this and I hope it makes you smile as big as I did while recording it!”
Added Daughtry, “I’ve always loved the song and I was wanting to do a classic cover and my wife and I were watching the Stranger Things season finale and there's this incredibly intense scene and 'Separate Ways' was a big part of this scene. It was so moving just the way it was used, it felt so cool and epic and I was immediately like ‘This is the one! We have to cover this song.’
"Then I was like, 'How can we make this extra special? What if it was a duet? What if we got Lzzy on it!!??' Needless to say I was pumped she said yes and I absolutely love how it turned out."