Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker join forces to edit “Paradise City” soundtrack “A Girl Like You”
Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker have teamed up once again, this time for a dark and gloomy cover of Edwyn Collins’ 1994 single “A Girl Like You”.
The song is part of the soundtrack of the first season of the Amazon Prime series city of paradise, which is slated for release in the coming months via Sumerian Records.
The first season of city of paradise released on Amazon Prime in March. A long sequel to the 2017 film American Satan, it follows the gritty exploits of fictional LA rock band The Relentless. The show stars Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides and Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria in the lead roles, with fellow musicians Hopsin, Sid Wilson (ex-Slipknot), Nita Strauss and more filling out her ensemble.
In addition to the original tracks from The Relentless, the soundtrack by city of paradise includes contributions from Palaye Royale, Sleeping With Sirens, The Flux and more.
A snippet of Kelly and Barker’s interpretation of “A Girl Like You” featured in a trailer for the series earlier this year, and is the latest in a long list of collaborations between the two. Most notably, Barker has co-wrote and performed on nearly every track on Kelly’s fifth album, “Tickets To My Downfall”.
Other recent works by the duo include Kellin Quinn’s single “Love Race”, the Yungblud collaboration “Acting Like That” and a cover of “Killing In The Name” by Rage Against The Machine. Barker also stars in Kelly’s Fat 2– inspired musical film High falls, which hit screens in January.
Barker has been a driving force in the mainstream pop-punk resurgence, partnering with Willow Smith, KennyHoopla, LILHUDDY, jxdn, Run The Jewels, Post Malone and the late Juice WRLD. He also confirmed earlier this year that a new Blink-182 album is slated for 2021.
Along with her performances at Louder Than Life, ALT + LDN, Reading and Leeds festivals, Kelly is set to embark on a monolithic 36-date tour across North America later this year.
The rapper-turned-pop-punk has been particularly busy lately, dropping the single “Daywalker!” in March, promising to “continue breaking the mold” with other new releases, working on a graphic novel and starring in films like One way and Midnight in switchgrass.