To celebrate fourth of July, Casey and Haley released a rendition of The Beatles’ “Free as a Bird.” “I hope you guy an girls BLAST it and feel at peace while doing it,” wrote Haley on Twitter.
Casey tweeted, “Happy 4th of July! We all will be “Free As A Bird” someday…Pleasure making music with @HaleyRainhart with one of our fave @TheBeatles tunes.”
The song has an interesting history. “Free as a Bird” was originally written and recorded in 1977 as a home demo by John Lennon. In 1995, 25 years after the Beatles break-up and 15 years after Lennon was murdered, the band released a studio version incorporating contributions from his surviving bandmates Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
The single was released as part of the promotion for The Beatles Anthology video documentary and the Anthology 1 compilation album. For the Anthology project, McCartney asked Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono for unreleased material by Lennon to which the three remaining ex-Beatles could contribute.
“Free as a Bird” Beatles cover from Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams is available to stream and download. Check out the music video below.