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Listen to Glenn Frey’s Son Sing Lead Vocals in Eagles’ New ‘Take It Easy’ Recording

by Matthew Wilson
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Like father, like son. The Eagles released a new version of “Take It Easy” that’s sure to give any fans both a case of nostalgia and chills. Deacon Frey takes on lead vocals in place of his late father, Glenn Frey.

The news of Glenn’s passing sent shock waves through the music community in 2016. The musician passed away from complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia at 67. For years, Glenn was the frontman for the band lending his talents on guitar. He shared vocal duties with band member Don Henley.

Now, his son Deacon is continuing his father’s legacy. Both Deacon and musician Vince Gill joined the band in 2017 after Glenn’s death. While he will never replace his father, Deacon brings his own distinct charm to the songs that Glenn made famous.

Deacon takes on one of his father’s iconic classics “Take It Easy” in a new live album the band released. For many, the Eagles’ music captures an era and time that can’t be returned to. There’s also a timeless classic to many of their songs that Deacon manages to capture. His voice has a softer, more harmonic edge than his father’s.

Glenn first wrote the song with his neighbor Jackson Brown in the 1970s. The band released the song as their debut single in 1972. Over the years, it has become one of their signature songs. The song and other hits are included on their album Live From the Forum MMXVIII. The band released the album on Oct. 16. They recorded the songs while playing at the Forum in Los Angeles in 2018.

Fans Reacted to Deacon Frey Honoring His Father Glenn

On Youtube, fans continue to comment on Deacon’s performance and their love for the Eagles. Several commented about how Deacon sounds like his father. One user wrote, “Sounds awesome. Like father, like son. Such a fine sight to see…”

Another commented, “Amazing. This is the BEST tribute to his father. He’s looking down on Deacon and he is a proud father.”

One user said the song was a great tribute to the late singer and that he would be proud. They wrote, “Great job and an awesome tribute to Glenn… Your father definitely would be proud of you and the Eagles keeping these songs and the band alive.”