By: Renee Grant
One-half of Philly’s dynamic duo Hall & Oates, Daryl Hall, recently teamed up with Todd Rundgren to make the official video for Rundgren’s single Chance For Us.
The song is from Rundgren’s new album titled White Knight. The LP features Rundgren playing with various guest artists, but unlike a traditional duet album, Rundgren isn’t always prominently featured on the album’s songs. The song Tin Foil Hat sees Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen on main vocals while Rundgren is on backup.
Speaking about the album’s concept, Rundgren tells Billboard, “I wasn’t interested in singing over the top of somebody else, or vice versa. I wanted to highlight all of the collaborators and create a space for them to do their thing without me kind of undercutting it.”
The collaboration with Hall seemed like an easy and natural fit, as the two have a musical relationship that dates all the way back to 1974.
“Daryl was always on the list (of collaborators) and early he said, ‘Sure, if you’ve got something…'” Rundgren says. “I had a track that sounded kind of old school and I sent it to him and he wrote a song over it. I rewrote the B sections on it so that I would have something to sing because that particular song I wanted to be like a lost episode of ‘Daryl’s House.’ And when we did the video we tried to reproduce that at his club in New York. The stage kind of looks like the old Daryl’s House, so we set it up just like that; We’re singing to each other, and it turned out pretty cool, actually.”
Check out the video below and let us know what you think!