Watch Jim Peterik’s New Video for ‘Caught Up in You': Exclusive Premiere
You may not realize how many hits Survivor founder Jim Peterik has written or co-written over the years, including "Vehicle" by Ides of March, Sammy Hagar's "Heavy Metal," .38 Special's "Hold on Loosely" and his own band's smash "Eye of the Tiger."
His new album, The Songs, casts a revealing light on this body of work by re-framing many of Peterik's most popular songs in an intimate acoustic setting. As an example, we're premiering the video for Peterik's rearranged version of another hit song he co-wrote for .38 Special, "Caught Up in You."
"I've always had a special place in my heart for 'Caught Up In You' since the day I wrote it with Don Barnes and Jeff Carlisi of .38 Special," Peterik explains. "It's the kind of summer hit that resonated with people in June of 1982. But when my producer, Fred Mollin, insisted on re-imagining the song for my new CD, I had my doubts if the patient could survive such a radical reworking. What did I know? I absolutely love the way this song has taken on an almost classical feel; very formal, with a 12-piece string section and spare backing vocals by my son Colin Peterik."
The video, shot and directed by John Dykas and Mark Voss, features five members of the string ensemble, including Chich Suan and Andy Ohlrich on violin. To learn more about The Songs, and to keep up with Peterik's diverse and prolific music career, visit his official website.
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