Track of the Day: I Won’t Back Down by Imaginary Future

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Imaginary Future is the moniker and project of Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Jesse Epstein. Citing the records of Simon and Garfunkel as his earliest inspiration, Epstein has crafted a sound around his acoustic craftsmanship, his intimate vocals and occasional harmonies from his wife and fellow musician, Kina Grannis.

Gearing up for the release of his sophomore album, Imaginary Future has released a cover single in celebration of Tom Petty. His version of ‘I Won’t Back Down’ takes a classic and turns it into a dreamily soft tear-jerker.

Discussing Tom Petty, Epstein said, “I remember watching his music videos during MTV's heyday and feeling completely enamoured by the songs and visuals. There's something about the simplicity of his melodies and the universality of his lyrics that really speaks to me. He's a master songwriter."

After releasing 25 singles in 2017, the cover single has immediately been placed on two influential playlists and is contributing strongly to the growth of his 10 million+ total playlist following (TalentAI).

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