Watch retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s official video Beyond the Terra. What makes this really cool is, it was recorded in space.
Hadfield describes his new song Beyond the Terra to Time as “my whole life, in a song.” The release of the song was a day short of the 20th anniversary of his first spaceflight.
The new album is entirely made of songs that were recorded while he was in space. The title of the album is suitably titled Space Sessions: Songs from a Tin Can and is on sale now.
Chris Hadfield — Beyond the Terra — Official Music Video:
Hadfield first rose to fame when he posted a video playing an acoustic guitar and singing David Bowie’s Space Oddity while aboard the International Space Station.
Hadfield told CTV’s Canada AM that he hoped the music, lyrics, and the unique circumstances of its creation will give listeners a taste of life in outer space.
“Maybe, like Oddity did, [the album will] let people feel a little bit more what it’s like to live on a space ship,” he said.
In 2013, Hadfield became the first “Canadian” commander of the International Space Station.
He had spent a total of 144 days on board the station, gaining fame and popularity with his social media posts from outer space.
Space Oddity, by Chris Hadfield:
Hadfield explains: “The feeling of hush and reverence when you are floating weightless at the window of the spaceship and watching the sunset pour across the world and thinking of what that’s doing, and the influence on lives and how you have this privileged position to see it, it really changes how you feel,” he said.
‘It changes how you would paint or how you would write poetry, and it definitely affects how you write music.’