in the air tonight

Phil Collins Comes Out of Retirement to Sing at the U.S. Open With Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr.

Phil Collins was in the air (and on the stage) tonight during the U.S. Open’s opening ceremonies. Though Collins has rarely performed in the past few years during his temporary retirement, he had the help of a new “good friend” Hamilton’s Tony Award–winning former star Leslie Odom Jr. The Broadway actor joined Collins for a duet of the rock legend’s ’80s hit “Easy Lover.” Before the crowd-pleaser, Collins sang the song that is nearly synonymous with his name, “In the Air Tonight,” backed by the appropriate level of moody-blue smoke. According to Stereogum, ESPN plans to use Collins’s oeuvre as the soundtrack to their coverage throughout the rest of the two-week sporting event, because tennis and Disney’s Tarzan have a lot in common.

Phil Collins & Leslie Odom Jr. Sing at U.S. Open