Cody Jinks’ cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” stays mostly true to the original, with the opening distinctive motif creating that airy familiarity that we associate with the song. His “Wish You Were Here,” though, sits comfortably in a country vein. The guitars already have a relatively twangy feeling in the original, so amping that up in the Jinks version seems appropriate. The instrumentation and vocal harmony throughout the song stay very true to the original too.
Considering all of these similarities, what sets this version apart from the original is Jinks’ bass voice, delivering the lyrics in a somber tone. It’s more a lament than the biting tenor of the original.