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[FRESH NEW] Listen to ZZ Ward "Better Off Dead"


ZZ Ward's "Better Off Dead" is just the perfect tune for your gloomy and ghostly Halloween eve. The song is an incredibly nifty remake of Tyler, The Creator's shock tune "Yonkers" that is dominated by that that eerie, slightly creepy sampled loop that sounds a bit like a torture wheel that spins on and on, and ultimately will drive, quite literally, insane. 

Stripping out Tyler's rhymes, ZZ Ward injects the original with some heart and soul that perfectly balance out the blood-curdling sonic stylings of "Yonkers." A special video for "Better Off Dead" will premiere next week that was filmed at, go figure, an abandoned mental institution in Downtown Los Angeles recently.

"Better Off Dead" is a perfect track for newcomer ZZ Ward to make a lasting impression. Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Oregon, ZZ grew up listening to her Dad write and sing the blues. "I fell in love with the sincerity of Etta, the soul of Muddy and the power of Big Mama," she writes on Facebook. As a teenager she got infatuated with hip hop music and now she combines both blues and modern-day hip hop to create her own brew of music. Curious what ZZ serves up next, but "Better Of Dead" is an excellent start. (Download MP3)

October 31, 2011 | Permalink