Who in the world ever knew we needed Kip Moore to cover Tears for Fears?
He tipped his cap to the British pop rock band at C2C fest in London last night, singing their song “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” and of course, it’s fantastic.
First of all, Kip’s vocals are off the charts. I mean, they always sound great live, but I feel like he might’ve warmed up an extra five minutes or so before he went out on stage yesterday.
Second of all, I don’t know if I would’ve ever pictured him singing this particular song at a live show, but it just works on so many levels and I love that he did it for the European fans while he’s there for a few shows this weekend.
Written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” was released in 1985 as the third single from the band’s second album, Songs from the Big Chair.
It eventually peaked at #2 on the Billboard UK Singles Chart, and made it to the #1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart later in 1985, as well.
This is the best video I could find of Kip’s full performance, and you can’t see him all that well, but the sound quality is great and that’s really all that matters… sensational is the best word that comes to mind here: