He released a cover of grunge band Puddle of Mudd’s 2001 song “Blurry,” and it’s as rock and roll as they come.
The track was originally included on Puddle of Mudd’s debut album, Come Clean, and eventually became their most successful song ever reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Songs chart and and #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Hardy said the song reminds him of his childhood and teenage years and he wanted to share it with his fans and do something different.
“I’m really excited to put this song out. I love rock and roll, and it’s one of my favorite rock and roll songs, especially from like my childhood and my teenage years.
You know, I woke up basically on New Year’s Day and kind of felt inspired to do something different.
And, seeing as Hardy writes all of his own music, he wanted to branch out a little bit:
I take a lot of pride in my songwriting and my craft and what my sound sounds like, but I always kinda wondered what it would be like to put out a song that I didn’t write.
So I texted my producer, I texted my manager, and I said ‘How do y’all feel about my putting out a cover this year?’, and they said ‘Well what were you thinking?’, and I said ‘I’m thinking “Blurry” by Puddle of Mudd’, and they both hit me back and they said “yes”.