Livin’ On A Prayer – Official Lyric Video

Epoch Failure’s urban pop interpretation of Bon Jovi’s classic 80’s anthem, “Livin’ On A Prayer”. By closely mirroring the melody and phrasing of the original pre-chorus and hook, the group has stayed true to the underlying spirit and message of the song. However, for this new version, rather than retell the classic story of Tommy and Gina, rapper Nick Young (aka “Nickey Knoxx”) delivers original verse lyrics from a first person perspective. Young explains the approach, “Growing up in Trenton and Camden, we’ve been living the fight and the struggle on a firsthand basis for our entire lives, so it was easy to identify with the themes of hope and faith, and it felt more genuine to put a personal spin on it.”

“The powerful new version of ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ by Epoch Failure retells the intimate story of Tommy and Gina, set in an urgent urban landscape. It captures the song’s timeless message, lifting the banner of hope and faith for a whole new generation of working class heroes. Epoch Failure is a winner!” – Jon Bon Jovi and famed co-writer Desmond Child

Rock and roll legends, Bon Jovi, have lent their official online support to an upcoming urban pop duo’s cover of their classic 80’s anthem, “Livin’ On A Prayer”.  Bon Jovi has posted a link for this new lyric video on their Facebook, Twitter, and official website, thanking the new artist for their “creative and cool” rendition.

In many ways Epoch Failure’s cover of “Livin’ On A Prayer” is a perfect sonic portrait for this duo who are all about fully embracing every new moment and challenge that life has to offer. When asked to describe the group, singer Billy Joe sums it up nicely, “Epoch Failure is the voice of everyone who has fallen or stumbled, but still had the heart to stand up again and climb back into the ring. It’s about accepting our failures and turning a negative into a positive. You fight through the struggles and come out the other side better, wiser, and stronger as a result.”

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“”Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi
Writers: Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child, and Richie Sambora
Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Bon Jovi Publishing, Aggressive Music, and Universal Polygram International Publishing INC

Video by Epoch Failure
Director / Editor Jay Holmes
Director of Photography: Michael “Wally” Smith
Executive Producer: John A. Sepetys