(WE ARE) PIGS releases cover of Slipknot’s “Duality” (video)

(WE ARE) PIGS – the solo project of South African producer/singer-songwriter Esjay Jones (known for her work with Grey Daze, Alien Ant Farm, Jeffree Star, Escape The Fate and more) – has released (via Loudwire) a cover of the hit Slipknot track “Dauliaty,” which features Alien Ant Farm’s Terry Corso on guitar. Check out the fresh clip below.

Here’s more info from the official announcement:

Mixed by former Betraying the Martyrs guitarist Lucas D’Angelo in Paris, France and mastered by Maor AppelBaum (Faith No More), the track–which features guitar from Alien Ant Farm’s Terry Corso–has a unique blend of analog, industrial and trap elements mixed with a haunting female vocal scream. The song has already garnered over 100,000 streams on Spotify.

Jones states:

I’ve always had a great love for the nu-metal era and ‘Duality’ is one of my favorite tracks from the early 2000’s. It’s been a great quarantine process to put a different spin on this incredible song to record this ‘PIGS version’ in isolation, then finish it with a couple of friends from around the world over the inter-web.

I ended up leaving the very first original one-pass demo vocal take on the track. It was initially recorded a semi-tone higher but there was an uncertainty, imperfection and vulnerability to the vocal that I didn’t want to mess with. I’m a big fan of the imperfect. I didn’t want to overthink this. The slip and slide of the vocals and the backing vocals not being perfectly in-time, gave it a live, erratic quality which I felt sat well with this particular vibe.

Later this year, (WE ARE) PIGS will release collaborations with Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins), Brian “Head” Welch (Korn, Love & Death), Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.), and Crazy Town.


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