Already an EMPT Nation favorite, Passion Pit’s Constant Conversations has blessed our lives with some great vocals delivered through the “painful” lyrics of the song, or, maybe even the other way around. The original beat has a slow-jam/R&B funk feel that does wonders for it, but on this St. Lucia Remix he brightens up the entire vibe and feel of the song through splashes of electro synths and strings, modified vocals, and a fun grit to it that can be heard within the pianos and intro that instantly make the remix feel grander.
Staying as true to the foundation as possible, St. Lucia keeps the overall essence and structure of the original on the remix yet still managing to make it noticeably different. These differences can seem subtle at first glance because again, what we love are the delivery and smoothness of the original vocals, as well as the lyrics and vibe, but in reality St. Lucia has simply managed to take a great product into a alternate space that also sees it sitting at the top if its charts there.
August, to some of us, represents the final stretch of summertime days and summertime fun. It goes from preparing for school and new beginnings all around us for the Fall, to preparing for a new season of work, TV shows, and outfits to flaunt. With that new season at bay we should remember to enjoy the beloved “Dog Days” of Summer we do have left by taking it as slow and mellow as St. Lucia does here with Constant Conversations, and savoring it’s beauty ― music and all.
Sometimes less is truly a whole lot more…