What would the ultimate compliment be for a girl asking iconic Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister to write lyrics for her? If he turned in a song called “I Want to Fuck You to Death.” That’s exactly what happened with Huntress singer Jill Janus, and the song is the first single from the band’s sophomore album Starbound Beast. The duo actually go back a ways, as Janus explains:
I met Lemmy through my former band Chelsea Girls. We’d play hard rock and metal covers featuring guest celebrities. Lemmy was already friends with the girls, so he played “Ace of Spades” with us and it blew my mind. We stayed in touch and would meet up at The Rainbow for drinks. So I asked him a few months back over Jack & Cokes if he’d write lyrics for a Huntress song and he said ‘Sure’. A few weeks later, I met him at the studio during Motorhead recording sessions. Lemmy handed me two pieces of notebook paper with the lyrics for ‘I Want to Fuck You to Death’. I am beyond honored. To me, this is a love song. It is the most romantic song I’ve ever heard.
Lemmy, for his part, is equally complimentary toward Janus:
The first time I heard Jill’s voice with Chelsea Girls, it was phenomenal. I wrote these lyrics from her point of view, the Huntress. ‘I Want to Fuck You to Death’ was inspired by her, written for her. I’ve always had a soft spot for her. And a hard spot too…
Well then. If you want to hear how the collaboration came out, it’s streaming exclusively at the band’s Facebook page. Just go there, ‘Like’ Huntress, and check the song out. Starbound Beast is out on Napalm Records on July 2 in North America and in Europe on June 28th.