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Listen to AWOLNATION cover The Scorpions’ 1991 hit “Wind of Change”

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AWOLNATION has given us the first taste of their forthcoming covers album My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me, which is due out May 6.

Aaron Bruno and company’s version of The Scorpions’ 1991 classic “Wind of Change,” featuring contributions from Portugal .The Man and Brandon Boyd of Incubus, is out now. On Instagram, Bruno writes, “I’ll never claim this to be as good as the original by @scorpions, but with the help of @portugaltheman and @brandonboyd i hope it brings you a similar optimistic feeling that the song gave me as a kid when it was always on MTV.”

He adds, “Can’t wait to share more of these covers and special guests with you!

“Wind of Change,” Scorpions’ biggest U.S. hit, became synonymous with the end of the Cold War and the Soviet Union. The song resurfaced in 2020 thanks to a podcast that explored the rumor that “Wind of Change” had been written by the CIA.

Fun fact: AWOLNATION’s version of the song arrives exactly 31 years and one day after the original was released, on January 20, 1991.

 

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