By Emma Page
World-renowned electronic musician deadmau5’s (Joel Zimmerman’s) collaboration with singer/songwriter Skylar Grey, “My Heart Has Teeth”, is now available to listen from the soundtrack of the Netflix series Resident Evil from Milan Records.
The listener is sucked in immediately by the track that contains Grey’s sultry vocals against an intense beat that tells a story. “You’ve never met someone like me / Because my heart has teeth / It’s looking for something to eat”, she sings.
The track flows naturally, allowing a chance to slow down before picking back up again, incorporating different aspects, like layered intergalactic effects.
For his contribution to the action-adventure-horror soundtrack, deadmau5 drew upon his older JUNO and Jupiter synths forgoing trendy analog synths and sci-fi features, resulting in a grindy, downtempo vibe.
“‘Dystopian suburbia’ is the kind of vibe I had in mind when making this song,” Zimmerman says. “It’s been pretty cool because I like that weird, corporate overtone of this entity that owns the village if you would. I just imagine what that would be like while roughly composing the song with of course the vocal accoutrement of Ms. Skylar Grey. She’s an amazing talent to work with and she just nailed the lyrics.”
Look for the song to be available as a single on deadmau5’s label mau5trap soon.
On July 15, deadmau5 and friends NERO, Kasablanca and Lamorn kicked off the deadmau5 presents We Are Friends (WAF) tour at The Met in Philadelphia. Check out the tour schedule and find more details about deadmau5 coming to DC here.
Find this and more exciting new music on our Alchemical Multigenre Mixdown playlist on Spotify.
Emma Page, a recent Journalism graduate of The George Washington University, possesses a passion for music journalism and storytelling in all its forms. Originally from Baltimore, MD, when she is not writing, she can be found at a local concert or making music of her own.
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