September 17, 2021
Alt Metal Hybrid Project
We Are PIGS
Teams Up With Brian “Head” Welch & JR Bareis
(KORN, Love And Death)
On Powerful New Song “Kids” Out Today
Hear It HERE
We Are PIGS Is The Collaborative Project Of South African-Born Producer / Songwriter / Artist Esjay Jones
“Kids” Follows “MOOT” (Featuring Morgan Lander Of KITTIE) &
“Duality” (Slipknot Cover With Terry Corso From Alien Ant Farm), With More Works To Be Released Soon
We Are PIGS in collaboration with Brian “Head” Welch and JR Bareis (KORN, Love And Death) are bringing attention to the challenges faced by our generation on the powerful new track, “Kids,” released today. Hear it here: https://onerpm.link/kids
The song which was produced, engineered, co-written and co-sung by Esjay Jones, the mastermind behind We Are Pigs, and was inspired by the HBO show “Euphoria.” As Jones says, “I was deeply troubled by its graphic and raw portrayal of sex, drugs, identity, social media and the difficulties of navigating life as a teenager today as seen on the show. It was hard to watch. I spoke to Brian about the concept – initially thinking the message was, the ‘kids AREN’T alright,’ but as we started working together, we wanted to spread positivity, hope and purpose to youth with our words, and ‘kids are alright’ became the mantra.”
Adds Brian “Head” Welch, “Giving advice to young musicians over the years, the number one thing I tell them is to strive for uniqueness! There are so many copycats out there and the bands that stand out the most and have longevity all have a unique sound and quality to them that make them unforgettable and loved by many. We are PIGS are so unique! When Esjay sent me the track for ‘Kids,’ I was instantly in love with it! This band doesn’t sound like any other artist out there and I’m so honored Esjay asked me and JR Bareis to be a part of this track!”
Speaking of his reaction to the song, Corbin Dooley, creative director of Bikiniwax Records, says, “’Kids’ potently stimulates the vagus nerve with powerfully forward metal instrumentation, explosive melodies and hypnotically engaging vocal production. This absolutely masterful interpretation effectively dismantles my genre expectations.”
Part of the proceeds from the sale of “Kids” will be donated to organizations We Are Moving The Needle and The Whosoevers Movement aimed at uplifting, empowering and providing education and purpose for today’s youth.
Says The Whosoevers Movement, “Our generation today faces many more distractions and problems than ever before. Drug abuse, depression, broken families, self-harm and suicide are just a few of the issues they have to overcome.” We Are PIGS hopes to provide a beacon of light with “Kids” and encourages fans to check out and support these organizations as well.
We Are PIGS is Esjay Jones’ alt metal hybrid project characterized with a pig-masked front woman that combines brutal riffs, brazen screams and ethereal melodies. After debuting with a cover of Slipknot’s “Duality” in 2020, followed by original single “Pulse Queen” in early 2021, We Are PIGS has found an incredible following and support through playlist placements on Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music. Recent releases have included “MOOT” featuring KITTIE’s Morgan Lander and “Blood Diamond,” a collaboration with M.O.B.
In addition, Jones has worked behind the scenes as a sought-after producer for acts including Grey Daze (Chester Bennington) and a soon-to-be-released collaboration with Billy Corgan.
About We Are PIGS/Esjay Jones
We Are PIGS is the alt metal hybrid with brutal riffs, brazen screams and ethereal melodies created by South African born producer / songwriter / artist Esjay Jones. In the summer of 2020, We Are PIGS made its debut with a cover of Slipknot’s “Duality” and the first original single “Pulse Queen” followed at the tail end of the year that has boasted 15 additions to editorial playlists between Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music. Esjay Jones has been highlighted recently by the Recording Academy as well as recognized for solely producing the much-anticipated second LP for Grey Daze (Chester Bennington’s first band), matching his vocals with collaborations from Dave Navarro, Richard Patrick (Filter) and Bennington’s 9-year-old twin daughters, Lila and Lilly. Esjay has also worked with Sean Kingston, Jeffree Star, Olivia Holt, Escape The Fate, Mystery Skulls with Nile Rodgers and Brandy, Chester Rushing (Stranger Things), Alien Ant Farm, and many others. Esjay has had over a decade of success in the music industry: during the first part, she cemented herself as one of South Africa’s top rock vocalists fronting Durban-based band Stealing Love Jones. The band achieved mainstream success with four #1 Singles, as well as sharing the stage with major international acts like One Republic, Fall Out Boy, Violent Femmes, Seether, Jimmy Eat World, and many more.