Dolly Parton joins Galantis, the Swedish electronic dance music duo, on their latest single Faith along with Dutch singer Mr Probz. No one ever doubts Dolly Parton’s prowess as a singer, but her driving leaves something to be desired in the accompanying film clip.
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Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw comprise the songwriting and DJ duo known as Galantis. Karlsson previously co-wrote the Britney Spears hit Toxic.
The pair said they intended their latest album as an uplifting experience for people wanting a better world.
“It’s important for us to have meaning behind our music. Our album ‘Church’ doesn’t necessarily refer to a building or specific religion, but instead to people banded together in similar belief for a better humanity. Whether it’s advocating peace, change, or just lifting each other up – that is our ‘Faith’ and ‘Church.’”
Galantis & Dolly Parton featuring Mr. Probz: Faith
Dolly Parton said the titles of both the song and album made the collaboration a good fit for her.
“I was on the phone with a Christian (Karlsson), talking about a song called ‘Faith’ and an album called ‘Church’. I knew I was in the right place.”
The video shows Dolly behind the wheel of a bus which comes to a sudden screeching halt.
While the clip seems a little reminiscent of Tammy Wynette’s fish-out-of-water cameo in the KLF’s Justified and Ancient, the awkwardness never hurt that song. It probably won’t do any damage here either.
The KLF featuring Tammy Wynette: Justified and Ancient
For now, it appears the gold standard for matching an iconic star of yesteryear with a modern music sensibility will remain Dame Shirley Bassey’s collaboration with Propellerheads on History Repeating.
Propellerheads featuring Shirley Bassey: History Repeating
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