My Cover of King’s X “The World around Me”

King’s X is one of my heroes and this was the first song I heard from them. I remember hearing it when a college friend played it to me and feeling dumbfounded. As in, what did just hit me? And 25+ years later, (the self-titled album from which this song came from is almost 30 years old) it remains one of my favorite songs.

So it was such a rush to learn this song and make it mine. Those guitar parts in particular — OMG they may be my all-time favorite guitar riffs now. They are so fun to play once you get them under your fingers!

For my original music I tend to be more strummy and jangly if I have to sing the song, but if I get to delegate lead vocals to someone else more capable I’d love to do harder and heavier stuff like this.

So you could say that this is in me in my elements. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.