Before his upcoming LP for DFA Records, Slim Twig is sharing a cover of Serge Gainsbourg’s “Cannabis.” The ‘Cannabis’ 7” will ship today on 4/20, and a free download of the “Cannabis” single will be available to stream at weedtransfer.com. The ‘Cannabis’ 7” follows A Hound At The Hem, released last year by DFA. As a concept album exploring the troubling and the taboo and themes like the transformative power of lust, A Hound At The Hem could be interpreted as an echolike response to Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier’s Histoire De Melody Nelson.
My cover of Serge Gainsbourg’s “Cannabis” composition is not emblematic of this technique. I’m not quite ready to unveil everything to you just yet. It lends itself better as a national anthem of where I’ve set up shop. Sometimes a feeling creeps up on you that words can’t transcend. My take on ‘Cannabis’ is a moment like this.
I thank mister Gainsbourg for yet another cosmic assist. I also thank the U.S. Girl for her impassioned vocals, Steve Chahley for his master mixing and all the other wonderful collaborators who have helped to serve up my vision.
My forthcoming album is the kind of record that will ripen under the enhancement of your imagination. It is my hope that by imbibing the substance of this ‘Cannabis’ 7″ you will find yourself in exactly the condition to appreciate what I’ve rolled up next.
April 20th, 2015.