Photo by Michael Do
I traveled down to Tampa this weekend to catch electronic pop favorites Purity Ring at the Orpheum, where the duo performed exactly one song that wasn’t on last year’s Shrines: a soulful RnB-ish number that was later identified, awesomely, as a cover of Soulja Boy’s “Grammy”, from the rapper’s third album The DeAndre Way. Judging from Youtube videos, the duo has apparently been performing the cover throughout the most recent leg of their North American tour — at this point all we can do is pray for a recorded version. Maybe they can get Soulja to jump on that banger “Belispeak” rework too. The possibilities are truly only as limited as the imagination. But even if nothing comes from it all, we finally have something to listen to alongside Beach House’s Gucci Mane cover, and that’s really all we can ask for.
Watch a video of Purity Ring performing the song in Atlanta below, and under that listen to Soulja Boy’s original.