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Coheed And Cambria Enlist Rick Springfield For “Jessie’s Girl 2”


Coheed And Cambria have penned a sequel to Rick Springfield‘s gold-certified hit 1981 single “Jessie’s Girl“. The group enlisted Springfield himself for the track, which they have titled “ Jessie’s Girl 2“. Coheed And Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez commented:

“Has anyone ever written a sequel to another artist’s song? don’t think so. As a fan of movies, it just seemed like a really interesting idea.” He went on to describe the track as being “kind of like a National Lampoon’s movie meets So I Married an Axe Murderer.”

Though Coheed And Cambria started tinkering with the idea of the song thanks to Sanchez using the vocals to “Jessie’s Girl” during a 2019 writing session, it wasn’t until Sanchez pitched the idea to Springfield more recently on Instagram that the track came together.

Along with the below video co-directed by Craig Bernard and Cully Bunker, Coheed And Cambria will be releasing a 7″ for the single with a ‘director’s cut’ version appearing on the b-side. That pressing is expected out on September 04th and can be pre-ordered here.

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