Warpaint have shared their take on Gang of Four’s ‘Paralysed’. The cover is the third song released ahead of the upcoming tribute album The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four, which is out June 4. Check it out below.
Warpaint’s Jenny Lee, who produced the group’s version of ‘Paralysed’, said in a statement: “The change will do me good.” (Damaged Goods). Best piece of advice that pretty much changed my life. Not to mention Dave Allen’s bass playing also changed me forever. Made me wanna play bass.”
She continued: “It was cool to get inside of ‘Paralysed,’ and for Gang Of Four to give us freedom to freak out in our way… it was a beautiful opportunity and we’re SOOO excited. It’s an honor actually to be a part of Andy’s tribute.”
Gang of Four founder Andy Gill died in February 2020 at the age of 64. “Andy loved the way Warpaint created not only songs but atmospheres, without sacrificing drive and danceability,” Gill’s widow Catherine Mayer added. “The marriage of their unique sound with ‘Paralysed,’ on the face of it one of the least likely dance tracks ever, is spectacular.”
Previously, Tom Morello and Serj Tankian collaborated on a cover of Gang of Four’s ‘Natural’s Not In It’.