Soundtrack and singer details for the new Audi Sport ‘Going Home’ Le Mans YouTube and TV commercial.
Song Title: Homeward Bound.
Artist/Singer: Gina Kushka (Simon and Garfunkel cover).
Download the original Simon and Garfunkel version from: iTunes and Amazon.
In an advert that would work just as well promoting the release of the latest Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport game, Audi celebrate their recent 24 Hours of Le Mans racing success. Following multiple Audi cars on a journey through the night to the iconic French circuit, the commercial showcases the all-new R8 Spyder and TT RS models, and finishes with the tagline ‘Born for the track, built for the road.’
The beautiful song you hear playing in this ad is a newly recorded cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1966 single ‘Homeward Bound’. Singing this excellent rerecording is rising star Gina Kushka who, originating from Cape Town, is now based in London.
At the time of writing this, Gina’s cover of Homeward Bound is yet to be released as a full length song, but you can of course still download the Simon & Garfunkel original.
The above video was posted to the Audi UK YouTube channel on the 4th of November, 2016 and has already been viewed more than 60,000 times in its first day. I wonder how much of this popularity is due to the cars, and how much is down to the great music.