CrashCarBurn has released a brand new single and video for Free Fallin’. Free Fallin’, a Tom Petty cover, is the second official single from their new album, Headlights which was released on 6 April 2018.

The idea of doing a cover of the song came about last year when Tom Petty passed away. The song was everywhere and the band was reminded that it is one of the greatest songs ever written. They decided to switch things up and include a cover of their version on the new album.

“People often ask in interviews: ‘What song do you wish you had written?’ This is the one! But we didn’t write it… so releasing our interpretation of it is the next best thing!” – Garth Barnes.

The CrashCarBurn version of the song slows down the tempo of the song and all the instrumentation is electronic until the first chorus comes along, which then features monster guitars and big drums, which makes for a very different version from the original.

“When we play the track live, it takes the audience, the ones that are not familiar with our version, at least a minute to recognize that it’s ‘Free Fallin’, which is quite fun! Love to see the delight on peoples faces once the penny drops.”

The video for the single was shot around two weeks ago by the band’s resident drummer and cinematographer, Brendan ‘Bugsy’ Barnes. The video features a simple, beautifully lit performance shoot of the band performing the song at High Seas Studios in Parkwood, the simplicity complementing the classic and universal nature of the song.

“We just love the way the song turned out. It’s always tricky taking on a classic like this, the last thing you want to do is butcher someone’s all-time favorite song! But we’re very, very proud of the way it turned out. It really is one of our best songs on the album. If you’re a CCB fan and you’re not familiar with Tom Petty, I think it ticks all the boxes and you’re gonna love it. If you’re a Tom Petty fan, we hope this version will put an interesting spin on one of your old favorites and hopefully make you rediscover a track you haven’t heard in a while!” says Garth.