Okay, we’ll admit it: we can never get enough of Detroit’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., whether it’s a rowdy homecoming show, a subdued rooftop session or a can’t-miss studio album. So, naturally, when we heard that the duo had broken out their own cover of Randy Newman’s “I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today,” we had to take a listen.
“We were working on samples to make a beat and we ended up sampling the Nina Simone version of Randy Newman’s ‘I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today,’” said Josh Epstein. “Daniel had been working on the drum/synth loop in the song and we started singing together over it.”
The result is a unique take on the original, and one that’s inarguably the duo’s recognizable style.
“It ended up feeling really nice as a cover,” said Epstein. “We pretty much finished it in four hours. Great songs are always easiest to play.”
Listen to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. cover Randy Newman’s “I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today” in the player below.