Purity Ring "Grammy" — Soulja Boy Cover
The Canadian electro-pop duo of Purity Ring that sprang from the wilderness of Edmonton has been turning heads since they released their first single "Ungirthed" in early 2011. The beautiful marriage between Corrin Roddick's production skills and Megan James' haunting, feminist lyrics has led to a delicious buzz around the pair that won't stop swelling.
So when they released a cover of Soulja Boy's simultaneously swaggering and beseeching track "Grammy" only a few weeks ago, it felt like the perfect revelation of where else the band can and will go. James hits the same peaks and valleys of insecurity and fear that Ester Dean conveys so vibrantly in the original and Roddick's spiny electronic vertebrae support her winging vocals with ease.