Phlo Finister- ‘Hail Mary’
“Hail Mary," your take Garbage’s ”#1 Crush" and 2 Pac’s track, seems a good example of combining disparate musical ideas and making it work.
Someone actually brought it to my attention that my tone would work well on a Shirley Manson track. So, I took this darker song from another genre and I felt what she was saying lyrically, but applied to the gangster realm, 2 Pac’s “Hail Mary." I don’t curse in the song; there’s no need. It’s provocative in sound, not content. Same can be said for [Nancy Sinatra’s] "Bang Bang” – I’ve always wanted to sing that song, bringing into the NWA context, where “bang bang” is literal. That sums up my approach.