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

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".…

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.”

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