Swim Deep and jennylee – ‘King City’ (jennylee’s version)

Swim Deep and Jenny Lee Lindberg (Warpaint) link up for ‘King City’ (jennylee’s version)

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Swim Deep and Jenny Lee Lindberg via Amber Pollack

Joining forces Swim Deep and Jenny Lee Lindberg of Warpaint unite to rework a fan-favorite.

Famously referencing her directly in the song’s original lyrics (“Fuck your romance / I wanna pretend / That Jenny Lee Lindberg is my girlfriend”), ‘jennylee’s version’ of ‘King City’ is out now. The track sways between glitchy trip-hop and sunkissed indie-pop as vocalist Austin Williams’ famous lyrics are simultaneously warped and twisted between Lindberg’s commanding basslines and her own vocal contributions.

Frontman Williams commented on the full circle moment, uniting with jennylee for the ‘King City’ rework:

“10 years after we released king city, in which i expressed my desires to be rich, show off, and pretend jenny lee lindberg was my girlfriend… jenny dm’d me and said she digged it. Jenny and Warpaint were huge influences for us as a band, her basslines, their style, and their influence as one of the baddest and coolest bands about. So I ran with the child-like excitement of her acknowledging us and asked if she’d like to remix the song, and just like Jenny when I was 18 years old, this remix is beyond my wildest dreams. Carlsberg don’t do full circle moments, but if they did…”

Jenny Lee Lindberg (jennylee) added:

“I had such a lovely time spinning this song into darker territories! I have always been so honoured they chose me to sing about, still kind of shocking! Big love swim deepers and to all who will listen!”

jennylee’s version of ‘King City’ follows the release of re-recorded versions of the band’s early singles ‘Orange County’ and ‘Beach Justice’ earlier this month.

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