David Guetta & Skylar Grey Mix 'Kill Bill' & EDM on "Shot Me Down"
Last week when Skylar Grey sat down for a chat with Fuse News, the singer/songwriter gushed about recent collaborations with Eminem and Moby, but didn't offer many details about her new collabo with EDM maestro David Guetta. Now we have the track, "Shot Me Down," that blends high-energy dance music with Spaghetti Western film scores.
Singing over twangy guitar strumming, Grey—sounding an awful lot like Lana Del Rey—coos the lyrics to the 1966 song "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)." The original was released by Cher, but this new song pays homage to Nancy Sinatra's cover, which you probably remember from the opening sequence in the original Kill Bill movie.
Once the "C'Mon Let Me Ride" singer finishes her crooning, the track explodes into a raging club track that sounds like it could be the anthem to this year's Ultra Music Fest.
If you're digging "Shot Me Down," there may be more Guetta/Grey in the future. Over the weekend, the singer talked to Billboard about the song, saying "It was really a cool thing to do. We worked on some other stuff, but who knows what will happen with that right now."