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Tori Amos, Trevor Horn Team Up To Cover Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’

Tori Amos and Trevor Horn have teamed up for a cover of Kendrick Lamar‘s 2012 single, “Swimming Pools (Drank),” which is the lead single from the English music producer’s new covers album, Echoes: Ancient & Modern.

Horn described the original song as “a kind of literate, modern American standard, a rap song open to reinterpretation”.

“I wanted something distinctly 21st-century with original, eloquent lyrics, and my longtime engineer Tim Weidner suggested this,” Horn wrote in the liner notes for Echoes: Ancient & Modern.

Praising Amos’ creative contributions, he added, “Tori Amos took the idea of adapting Kendrick Lamar’s psyched-up swagger in her stride and made it intensely cinematic. I listened to numerous other rap songs but nothing seemed as smart and funny. And it sets everything up like it’s the beginning of a song cycle.”

(Photo: Justin Higuchi; CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia)

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