If you’ve listened to Death Grips’ 2013 LP, Government Plates in the last year and found your heart going pitter-pattinson during their song “Birds” there’s a good reason: they sampled a recording of British actor and trouserthrob Robert Pattinson playing guitar on the track.
Last year, Patty Cakes was photographed with the now defunct experimental hip hop trio (and Queen Bae), which surprisingly yielded little-to-no rumors about his link to the band, or his potential Blue Ivy baby daddy status.
Actually, R-Pattz’s involvement went relatively unnoticed and only gained major publicity after the album went vinyl last week, on Black Friday. His name is printed in the credits of the song.
Musically, this isn’t the first time we’ve experienced a good Patt down, though. The glittery slash broody vampire strummed his guitar and crooned the bluesy tune “Never Think” on the Twilight soundtrack in 2008.
While his riff in “Birds” retains some signature twang, it’s more haunting in the broken jewelry box type of way. It evenly juxtaposes the synth-y, rubber melting tones and lyrics in the rest of the track. Basically, if you ever wanted to know what it’s like to have Cedric Diggory place you under the Imperious Curse and make you do naughty things, here’s your chance.
**In other hot-lebrity news, Rob is reportedly dating English singer-songwriter, producer and dancer FKA Twigs and that ish is SWOON-tastic. Fo realz.