During a recent conversation with TruthSeekah, Korn guitarist Brian Welch discussed his decision to do a cover of DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s ‘Let Me Love You’ on Love and Death’s new album ‘Perfectly Preserved.’
As you probably know, Love and Death is a Christian metal band founded by Brian Welch in 2012 and it was initially seen as a re-branding of his solo music project. The band released its second album ‘Perfectly Preserved‘ quite recently, on February 12, and it achieved great success soon after its release.
‘Perfectly Preserved’ ranked No. 1 on the Metal Category, it went No. 2 in the Rock and No.8 overall in just a couple of days. One of the things that surprised not only the band’s fans but pretty much everyone in the metal scene was Love and Death’s decision to cover DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s great hit ‘Let Me Love You.’
In his recent interview, Welch admitted that he’s a huge fan of pop music and that when he first heard ‘Let Me Love You’ he really enjoyed the lyrics and melodies. So, when his bandmate J.R. proposed that they do a cover of that song for their new album and sent him a demo, Welch was pleasantly surprised and said that he was a ‘100 percent‘ in.
Here’s what Brian ‘Head’ Welch said when the interviewer told him that they really enjoyed the band’s ‘Let Me Love You’ cover:
“Thank you. I just love pop music, I don’t always listen to it, but some pop music is just really written well because there are just these really talented writers, whether it’s like that Max Martin dude or whatever, just all kinds of talented people.
Sometimes they’re cheesy, of course, but you can hear in the skeleton or in the foundation, you can hear like a good song and just be like, ‘Man, if that wasn’t so pop, that would’ve been amazing.’
‘Let Me Love You’ was one of those, it moved me back when I heard it. I remember hearing it – it’s the DJ Snake song featuring Justin Bieber – and the melodies blend so well. I forget what part of the song that got me was – when he drops down right there, I just love melody, I’ve always just loved melody since I was a kid.
And so – it wasn’t even my idea, though. My other guitar player who sang mostly on that song, J.R., sent me a demo version of it, and I was just like, ‘Dude, yes, 100 percent.‘ And I had a vision of a female singer immediately, and that was like two years or more before the album came out, so yeah.”
Click here for the source and you can watch the whole interview and listen to ‘Let Me Love You’ below.