Kill J – “Barbie Girl” (Aqua Cover)

Sharp-edged Danish sneer-pop mastermind Kill J has just shared a cover of Aqua’s 1997 hit “Barbie Girl.” She takes the unnerving elements of the original and blows them up into something outright menacing, swapping out the palette of plastic pinks and blues for a sinister, shadowy grayscale and mostly avoiding the song’s iconic earworm of a chorus. “My dystopian take on a classic,” she writes in the track’s SoundCloud description. Listen.

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