The ex-Bauhaus members all seem to be busy at the moment, and none more so than the excellent Mr David J Haskins who has recently released a version of Britney Spear’s “Toxic”. Interesting… (I couldn’t embed the video into this post, so the link is below).
There are many landmark moments in David J’s musical career, which purveyors of the seminal goth scene will well know: He is of course one of the founding members of iconic quartet Bauhaus, continuing into trio Love And Rockets, and then into a solo direction comprising an impressive number of albums and single releases.
However, there’s one thing he hasn’t done yet: Namely, cover a Britney Spears song. That’s all taken care of, however, on J’s latest album, “An Eclipse of Ships,” released Tuesday and including Spears’s “Toxic” as a bonus track. Yahoo Music is excited to offer the first look at the video for this cover, which features cult fave actress Sasha Grey in an unforgettably poisonous role.
As J explains in this exclusive intro to his new video, his take on the Spears song was to make it “super sleazy” and “wounded.” He also describes Grey as a “succubus-like predatory super-villainess…I am somewhat ambivalent quarry!”
Now, tell us you can’t resist checking it out.
David J is currently playing select dates in support of “An Eclipse of Ships.” If you’d like to catch him live, you can keep up with his schedule here.