Zac Brown Band Perform Moving Version of ‘Let It Be’ Live [Watch]
Zac Brown Band are nothing if not versatile, made clear by their most recent record, Jekyll + Hyde, and their live show is proof. The band have been treating fans to an intimate performance of the classic Beatles tune “Let It Be” during their shows, quickly becoming a highlight of the set.
The stripped down performance features Brown at the piano as the other band members surround him with acoustic instruments to complement the intimate sound, leading the audience in a moving sing-along reminiscent of the song's earlier days sung by Paul McCartney. Brown’s his passion for the lyrics is clear in the delivery, and his powerful voice shines in the performance. Fans whooped and hollered in between singing along with the verses as the song rolled on, indicating their obvious approval of the cover.
ZBB have been taking some risks stylistically with their latest record, infusing some rock, synth pop and even big band sounds into a few of the songs, but fans haven’t seemed to mind. The record debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold more than 435,000 copies in the U.S. to date.
"We're all continuing to grow up and get better as musicians and the chemistry as a band continues to deepen," Brown tells Rolling Stone Country. "Our boundaries have dissolved and we're going to still do things that are somewhat familiar that people like, but we're also going to stretch out and take chances beyond what we've done before. Some people are going to be really surprised."
ZBB are currently on tour in support of Jekyll + Hyde, continuing through August and September. They still keep their country roots intact, though, and their latest single, “Loving You Easy," released in May, is a Top 10 hit on the country charts.
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