Evanescence’s Amy Lee has been producing covers of classic songs in an ongoing series, and the latest video features her rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Going To California.”
“This song is a classic that I’ve loved for as long as I can remember. It puts me at peace,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “My friend and manager, Jordan [Berliant], had recorded the instrumentation for fun and when I heard it a few months ago I knew instantly that I had to sing on it.”
Berliant provides the guitar and mandolin instrumentation, which clearly call back to Led Zeppelin’s original version (though Lee trades Plant’s wrought vocals for her earthy, angelic ones).
“It’s a pleasure to sing a song publicly that is such a part of who I am offstage – my roots, the style of music that we always played around my house when I was growing up, and still at every big family gathering, singing and playing music with my dad,” she wrote.
Hear her version below.