Last month, Kid Cudi debuted a very special performance for Amazon’s Prime Day (alongside Billie Eilish and H.E.R.). The cinematic production was like watching an extended music video featuring a medley of Kid Cudi’s music, new and old. To conclude the epic performance, Kid Cudi shared a brand new acoustic version of his most famous track, “Pursuit of Happiness.”
While the performance itself is exclusive to Amazon Prime members, someone has uploaded the epic finale to YouTube for all of us to enjoy. For many of us, this is a song we’ve been singing along to for over a decade. To get a brand new version of the track 13 years after the release and have it be this good is just awesome.
The new version features an array of melodic elements, including some stirring orchestral arrangements that you just have to hear. The track has been completely stripped of its former production, and although that might jar some die hard Cudi fans, we’re loving the end result.
You can stream this brilliantly crafted acoustic version of “Pursuit of Happiness” below. Enjoy!