The song comes from Gray's forthcoming covers album, appropriately titled 'Covered,' and The BoomBox is proud to premiere the accompanying visuals. The video builds its story from the 'Valley of the Dolls' snippet, as Gray and her bud-loving roommates have no money and must throw a "rent party" to avoid eviction.
They proceed to do just that, grooving away to Gray's bumpin' reggae track. The singer's notoriously hoarse vocals are perfect for a song about smoking, and she even sings in the line, "Smoke cigarettes 'til the day she died" -- yet another sample Sublime added to the Toyes' original.
Elsewhere on 'Covered,' Gray shows her love for alt-rock acts (Radiohead), metal bands (Metallica), and indie faves (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), proving she's no run-of-the-mill R&B singer. Not that anybody thought she was.