TRIVIUM singer Matt Heafy records metal version of pop classic 'Right Here Waiting' with Richard Marx
TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy has collaborated with pop singer Richard Marx on a “metal version” of Marx‘s classic ballad “Right Here Waiting”.
Listen to “Right Here Waiting” below.
Watch the original below.
Heafy said in a statement: “Richard is one of the greatest songwriters of our time and an incredible incredible human being, so it’s unreal that we were able to create this metal version of his mega-hit together. Stream the heck outta it!”
Earlier today, Marx tweeted: “The crazy talented @matthewkheafy of TRIVIUM came up with an amazing metal version of my song. We did vocals together and it’s out today! Check it out!!”
Heafy discussed the pairing during a recent interview with the “Bringin’ It Backwards” podcast. Asked how the collaboration came about, Matt said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I saw his son was wearing a TRIVIUM shirt, so I hit him up on social media. [He’s a] super-amazing guy. We stayed in touch. One day, I [wrote to him], ‘Hey, let’s do a song together.’ And then he texted me, ‘Let’s do it.’ So I did a metal version of ‘Right Here Waiting’. He did the vocals on it already. It’s sick. Will Putney from FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY is mixing the song.”
Lead vocals: Richard Marx
Backup vocals, guitars, bass, drums: Matt Heafy
Mix and master: Josh Wilbur
Art: Kacper Gilka
The crazy talented @matthewkheafy of Trivium came up with an amazing metal version of my song. We did vocals together and it’s out today! Check it out!! https://t.co/ZXjMZk9P2E— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) June 9, 2021