In honor of Earth Day, pop singer Blake Lewis joins forces with EDM’s most accomplished drummer producer KJ Sawka to launch The Private Language, with their debut single “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” a fresh take on the Tears For Fears’s classic, out now via Black Hole Recordings.
KJ Sawka shares: “This song was a real challenge to reinterpret. It’s such an iconic song with a unique pulse. we slowed it down to 100 BPM and that changed it enough for an original feel and it fit our style and vibes. We then continued to produce in the way we do our original music by diving deep into the drum parts, vocal and keyboard effects and live bass. It was so much fun to create.”
Lewis adds: “I came up with the idea for the music video during the height of the pandemic. Seeing so much tragedy and the impact we make on the environment I wanted to say something about it. I’ve always been mindful about the environment I’m in and human rights issues, from standing with the Dakota Tribes protesting at Standing Rock and performing charity concerts on Earth Day. I want to unite people with our music and message. The earth was here long before us and will remain long after. We need to be kind to each other, ourselves and Mother Nature. It’s just so simple to help and I hope whoever sees our version of this classic takes a little bit of that away with them.”
Stream the music video for “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” above and follow The Private Language on Spotify to keep up with new music.