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Along with Daughtry, the challenge presented musicians Anthony Hamilton, Hold Steady lead singer Craig Finn, Sam Roberts, and Old 97s singer Rhett Miller with the task of writing, recording and performing an original song inspired by a fashion portfolio deemed "Pacific Standard Time." The songs are available on iTunes through May 31 and all proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Chris Daughtry penned a song called "4:00 a.m." for the challenge. "My song for this project is just me and a guitar, recording very simply and very quickly, which is very different than my day job," Daughtry tells Esquire. "The only thing like it is a song I wrote for our twins, 'Lullaby,' which I included as a bonus track on the new record. I sat in front of my computer and recorded it on Garage-Band. It’s basically me talking directly to them. I wanted the twins to hear my voice before they heard my voice."
In the track, he sings, "And I'm up at 4:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time/Trying to find the words to write the perfect rhyme/And it's such a crazy hour/But I just can't get you out of my mind."
Check out "4:00 a.m." by Chris Daughtry:
CLICK HERE to download the EP Pacific Standard Time on iTunes
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