With an exclusive debut today at guitarplayer.com, blues-guitar powerhouse Ana Popovic serves up a new video of her fiery version of Jimi Hendrix's "Can You See Me." The jumping', slide-guitar driven track also kicks off Popovic's participation in the 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour, in which she is scheduled to share stages with Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Zakk Wylde, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa, and others.
"I've always found it challenging to cover Hendrix tunes," says Popovic of the "Can You See Me" video. "There is really not much you can do. His tunes are already worked out to their max — the arrangements, the guitar lines, the lyrics, his vocals. In this particular tune, what I didn't want to change was the energy Hendrix had going — that frantic energy and excitement — but, for me, it always was leaning towards a slide song. And I saw that as a window to add something that is mine, and make it different, while still paying homage to Jimi.
"'Can You See Me' is a hip song of someone longing for someone's love. Screaming guitars, crying for his — or her — attention. The song is so powerful in its simplicity. It's a stripped-down, straight-to-the-point rock tune. I first fell in love with the song when I was six or seven years old, when it was playing in a music video of California artist Denny Dent making a portrait of Hendrix. True art is how I experience Hendrix. Hendrix was all-in-one: Motion, Sound, Poetry. He is timeless."
"Can You See Me"
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