Have you ever listened to a tear-jerking heart song and thought, "This could really use some blast beats"? If so, then you should probably check out the new collaboration between Trivium's Matt Heafy and '80s and '90s pop-rock vocalist Richard Marx. The pair have reworked Marx's "Right Here Waiting" and given it the heavy update you never knew you needed to hear.
Heafy started to tease the collaboration in February, revealing via Twitch that he was in the midst of a rework of the intimate love ballad (as seen below in his tweet). He later explained on the Bringing It Backwards podcast that the initial connection was made when Heafy learned Marx's son was a fan: "I saw his son was wearing a Trivium shirt, so I hit him up on social media. [He's a] super-amazing guy. We stayed in touch. One day, I [wrote to him], 'Hey, let's do a song together.' And then he texted me, 'Let's do it.' So I did a metal version of 'Right Here Waiting'. He did the vocals on it already. It's sick. Will Putney from Fit for an Autopsy is mixing the song."