Coheed and Cambria Teamed Up with Rick Springfield to Make a Sequel to "Jessie's Girl" for Some Reason
Don't ask Coheed fans to explain it — it'll take forever
Published Aug 21, 2020There's a chance you are blissfully unaware, but the fact remains that prog-emo mainstays Coheed and Cambria have developed a near Tolkienesque level of lore around themselves. As such, there's probably a really good reason for why they've teamed up with Rick Springfield to write a sequel to his 1981 hit "Jessie's Girl," but we're almost too afraid to ask.
Here's what we do know: frontman Claudio Sanchez said, "Has anyone ever written a sequel to another artist's song? I don't think so. As a fan of movies, it just seemed like a really interesting idea." He added that the cover is "kind of like a National Lampoon's movie meets So I Married an Axe Murderer."
The song has arrived via a video, and it's packed with high-quality shots of Rick Springfield working in a bar as an '80s animated version of Coheed rocks out on the TV. Why? Still not sure....
Watch the video for "Jessie's Girl 2" below. The song is being released on a 7-inch single, with accompanying merch, that can be pre-ordered here.