Chris Stapleton is placing his own spin on a Phil Collins classic.
The state-rock superstar recorded his possess rendition of Collins’ 1981 vintage “In the Air Tonight” to be the new anthem for ESPN’s “Monday Evening Football.”
Stapleton posted a limited teaser movie featuring his protect of the track, which characteristics rapper Snoop Dogg and drummer extraordinaire Cindy Blackman Santana, Sept. 18 on X, the social media website formerly known as Twitter.
The online video displays the eight-time Grammy winner putting on a cowboy hat and trenchcoat. Sounding eerily like Collins, Stapleton belts out the song’s lyrics, which inform the tale of a gentleman seething with fury right after a betrayal.
Snoop Dogg is witnessed pulling up in a vintage convertible when Blackman Santana, who’s laid down percussion for the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Joss Stone and late jazz fantastic Pharaoh Sanders, is guiding a drum established banging out the song’s right away recognizable beats.
A fuller model of the track, total with Snoop’s “football-centric verses,” debuts prior to two “Monday Night Football” game titles on Sept. 18: New Orleans Saints-Carolina Panthers on ESPN at 7:15 p.m. ET and Cleveland Browns-Pittsburgh Steelers on ABC at 8:15 p.m. ET.
The broadcast’s iconic instrumental theme song, “Major Motion,” will enjoy straight away afterward.
The show’s opening sequence will also include things like NFL stars, recreation highlights and “remarkable moments intercut with remarkable performances” from all a few musical artists, ESPN said.
NFL players have prolonged cited “In the Air Tonight” as the perfect tune to enable them mentally prepare for a video game, in accordance to ESPN.
Pittsburgh Steelers legend Hines Ward, a two-time Super Bowl champ, talked over Pittsburgh head mentor Mike Tomlin actively playing Collins’ hit the night in advance of the 2009 Super Bowl in an ESPN characteristic about the track.
“It was fascinating to me to see how a single tune could get you in that method to go out there and just kick some tail,” said Ward.
Washington Commanders extensive receiver Terry McLaurin explained in the same function, “I do not care if you are the home group, the absent group, you are hearing that song no issue what (in advance of the match).”
Stapleton, Snoop Dogg and Blackman Santana are not the only recording artists contributing music to “Monday Night time Soccer” this time. Timbaland and Justin Timberlake will curate audio for “Monday Night Football” promotional spots, stay telecasts and pregame displays for 7 months this time.