Father Sun

Album: Sammy Hagar and Friends (2013)
  • This duet with Sammy's son Aaron Hagar is a track from Sammy Hagar and Friends, the vocalist's first-ever Rock collaborations album. He told Jam! Music the inspiration for this song. "I go to this little island called Taha'a and there's about 60 people on it," he explained. "I said, 'Okay, I'm taking my family the day after Christmas. No guitar. No tape recorders. No music.' ... I was there about four days and every night at dinner they'd bring in these people from these islands. A lady beating on a drum - boom, boom, boom - and these Tahitian ukuleles and these weird string instruments and they would sing the most beautiful music, French Polynesian music. Anyways, I got so damn inspired that I bought one of those instruments off a guy, 'cause you couldn't go anywhere to buy one, so I said, 'Just sell me your thing.' And I started writing on it and wrote the song called 'Father Sun.'"
  • Hagar told Jam Music how his son Aaron ended up singing on this song. " At 40 he decides now he's going to be a singer," he explained, "He just kills me 'cause he's such a great artist. He can sing. He can play instruments. He can paint ... He's really creative, paints, draws, sculpts, builds cars from scratch. So he can do anything but if he wants to pursue a musical career, he's got good talent. I asked him to do it."

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