Another great example of creative use of the modulation. This is Gary Allan’s “Watching Airplanes”.
For those of you playing along at home, the verse is in F#, but the chorus is in B. He establishes the verse using the rock progression F#, E, B (or 1, flat 7, 4 in the numbers system).
What’s cool about this mod is that because “B” is in the key of “F#” (it’s the 4 chord of F# for you numbers people), it doesn’t jerk your ear as much as some other keys would.
Try this on your next song!