KJ Sawka joins forces with pop singer Blake Lewis for “Cali Girls,” the second release of their newly founded project, The Private Language.
"Legendary drummer and producer of Pendulum, KJ Sawka, has been making quite a splash over the past year with their reemergence in the scene. Yet he hasn’t stopped there, as he recently announced a new project with pop singer Blake Lewis dubbed The Private Language. The unlikely duo joined forces after a chance meeting in Seattle, but the indie-electronic, dance-infused sounds they’ve already begun to create on their cover of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and remix of BT’s “The War.”
Now, The Private Language has unveiled their second release – a ’60s-inspired, funky track called “Cali Girls” that is oozing with summertime beach vibes. The lyrics for the track stemmed from Blake Lewis’ own experience he had meeting a woman in Berlin that developed into a friendship – he quickly jotted down the lyrics while reminiscing about that day." -Emily Peters // edmidentity.com
In one of 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.