Dennis Lloyd has teamed up with guitar icon Tom Morello for a stripped-down cover of Audioslave's "Like A Stone" for a Spotify Singles session, released today (Aug. 7). The artist also recorded a rendition of "Aura" from his EP Exident, released earlier this year.
Both tracks were recorded at NYC's Electric Lady Studios. "Like a Stone" is particularly special to Lloyd, who has cited Chris Cornell and Audioslave as inspirations growing up.
“Two of my biggest musical inspirations are Kurt Cobain and Chris Cornell," Lloyd said in a statement. "My song 'Nevermind' was named after Nirvana's album, so when I had to choose a cover for my Spotify Singles session, choosing 'Like A Stone' by Audioslave was the natural next choice, as I grew up constantly listening to the song."
The cover is organic and filled with emotion, featuring dreamy guitars and powerful vocals.
"The fact that Tom Morello from Audioslave, who is one of the song's original writers, agreed to play his legendary guitar solo on my cover is such an honor and literally a dream come true," Lloyd added.
Morello also shared of the collaboration, “I’m happy to have joined him on his beautiful cover of ‘Like A Stone.’ He’s a great new artist and has really done justice to the tune.”
Listen to the two Spotify Session takes below.