The singer admits thats why he was initially apprehensive about his latest album, A Thousand Different Ways, which features his takes on songs by Jon Bon Jovi, Richard Marx and Elton John.
He says he wasnt sure his versions of standards like Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word or Because You Loved Me, could hold up to the originals, especially because, as he puts it: I dont try to copy anything.
Still, Aiken says once he heard the new arrangements of songs like Here You Come Again, he started realizing he could put his own stamp on the tunes and feels now he managed to exceed expectations.
As he puts it, Ill say this album is my favorite and I know everyone says this about their new release but Ill be saying that about this one for years.
A Thousand Different Ways hits stores tomorrow (Sept. 19) and Aiken plans to buy his own copy on the first day, admitting, its sort of a superstition.
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