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Watch 'American Idol' Alum Chris Daughtry Record the 'Utopia' Theme Song (Exclusive)

"This is Utopia / Let's make a brand new start," proclaims the season-five finalist

When Fox debuts the much-buzzed about series Utopia on Sept. 7, viewers may notice a familiar voice singing the theme song: American Idol alum Chris Daughtry.

The season-five finalist says show producers reached out to him directly with the idea for the series and asked if he'd be interested in tackling the theme song. The concept piqued his curiosity, he explains in a behind-the-scenes video of the recording process, which will air during Sunday's Utopia premiere .

“I’ve never seen a show like this,” he says of the show's premise, which takes 15 people from all walks of life — including a lawyer, a preacher, an ex-con, a chef and an expecting mother — and tasks them with creating a new society all while on camera 24-7. ”People are thrown to the wolves with no resources and no leader, and it is going to be interesting to see who the natural leader is.”

Recording the theme song, whose lyrics declare, “This is Utopia / Let’s make a brand new start,” was producer Howard Benson, who worked on three Daughtry albums and ensured that the sound would fit with the singer's now expansive collection of rock-pop anthems.

Watch the video above.

Twitter: @MicheleAmabile, @Idol_Worship