Who doesn't like when a ballad gets reworked by an uptempo electronic remix? If a song is a hit in all of its slow drama, a lively remix is basically guaranteed to make it onto whatever "Getting Stuff Done" playlist I currently have on repeat. More often than not, remixes mean breathing some energy into a song that's tired or slower. It's not often that you come across a remix that actually slows a song down.
's "Saint", from her June album Somewhere in Between
gets the remix treatment today, thanks to Aussie indie band Tigertown
. Unusually for a remix, Tigertown adds acoustic elements instead of replacing existing acoustic guitar with electronics. What results is a significantly folksier remix than the original track, which made use of bass drops quite a bit more than this new remix. The drum machine and faint synth remain, but both are quieter and less chaotic than in the original song, for better or worse.
What results is a different kind of remix: one that tones down the song, giving it a new meaning. Where VÉRITÉ's original track was indignant and a little angry, a song about being defiantly imperfect, this version is mournful, regretful. It is also a bit longer than the original, and feels a bit more spacious and relaxed.
Both VÉRITÉ and Tigertown have visited Baeble headquarters. Watch our interview with VÉRITÉ here:
And watch Tigertown tear up the Bands & Brews stage here: