They perform it in a “gothic R&B/James Bond” style. And even if you’re a fan of Max Martin and Dr. Luke’s catchy minimalist production on the Perry version, or miss Juicy J’s charismatic goofiness, you will likely appreciate the sultry vocals here from singer Ashley Stroud. They are certainly a far cry from Perry’s “yelp of a voice.” Here’s hoping that Stroud gets to belt an actual 007 theme somewhere down the line.
TODAY IN SLATE
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The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks
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Can it be again?
Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive
Is he right?
“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse
Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
The Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.