Taylor Hawkins’ Drumming Features On King Princess’ New Song ‘Let Us Die’
Multi-instrumentalist Mikaela Straus, also known as King Princess, informed her fans on her official Instagram account that the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins played drums in her new song, ‘Let Us Die.’
Taylor Hawkins greatly impacted rock music, especially with his excellent drumming skills in Foo Fighters. He initially appeared with the music video of the single ‘Monkey Wrench,’ recorded before his joining. Hawkins made countless contributions to the band by playing guitar, piano, and drums and delivering some of the vocal parts.
Besides Foo Fighters, the drummer also emphasized his solo works and collaborations with other musicians throughout his successful music career. He created works with his side project Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. They released the records ‘Red Light Fever’ and ‘Get the Money.’
He played drums for Brian May’s 1998 solo song ‘Cyborg’ and became a part of Slash’s solo debut album. He was also on back vocals in Ozzy Osbourne’s featured track ‘Crucify the Dead.’ In the previous days, Classless Act revealed that they worked with Hawkins on a song by mentioning how he was a significant person in the group’s identity.
Recently, King Princess released her song ‘Let Us Die,’ where the late rocker delivered the drums. The singer had shared videos from the recording session in which she enjoyed Hawkins’ drumming parts. She expressed excitement about the moment she learned they would work with the successful drummer on this song. King Princess mentioned that Hawkins was very supportive of her throughout the entire recording process. She noted that she could not help but cry during that production.
King Princess wrote in her IG post:
“These are two clips from the session where the great Taylor Hawkins graced my record with his magical drumming. Mark suggested that Taylor should play ‘Let Us Die,’ and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Taylor wasn’t only down to play on the song, but he was also the most encouraging and wonderful presence during that session. I started sobbing at one point, and Mark couldn’t stop smiling. I have never felt so lucky. Taylor made this song what it is, and I can’t wait for you to hear it.”
You can listen to the song below.