"Instrumentally, the most significant point of separation between The Private Language and Tears for Fears in their versions of this same single comes down to the beefiness of the music. Unlike any other take on “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” this is a track that feels oversized even when it’s featuring minimalistic composing techniques – such as the signature ascent in the chorus. There’s no debating the validity of this band’s sound, but more than that, there’s no questioning the sincerity of the sentiments they’re representing poetically and musically the same in their cover of a one-of-a-kind song. " -musicexistence.com
"Covering the iconic Tears For Fears original, The Private Language has released an uplifting cover paired with a video that pulls on the heartstrings. KJ Sawka of Pendulum and Blake Lewis featured on the track, the video is super cinematic and embraces the highs and lows that come with the globally connected culture we live in today. Boasting the genres of electropop, indie dance, and future funk within the cover, a sense of nostalgia is triggered in this experience." -RaverRafting.com
In one of the most uniquely offbeat collaborations of the year, celebrated pop singer Blake Lewis joins forces with electronic music’s most accomplished drummer producer KJ Sawka to form The Private Language, a new project that combines cutting-edge electropop, indie dance, and future funk into one irresistible package.
KJ Sawka and Blake Lewis originally crossed paths amid the vibrant Seattle hip hop and rave scene, becoming fast friends and fellow musical travelers. Lewis rose to fame as one of the most distinctive and memorable finalists on American Idol, winning over the world with his charismatic singing, beatboxing and scat-singing. He went to collaborate with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, releasing a top 10 US album and a #1 Billboard dance track. Sawka has been playing drums and producing for over 28 years, working with artists such as Illenium, BT, Amon Tobin, Andy Summers of the Police and dubstep supergroup Destroid. He is most known as the incendiary drummer for drum n’ bass legends Pendulum.