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Nirvana – Polly (Bruno Be Remix)

There’s a very special spot in my heart for the rock bands that existed before me. All of them have something to offer us, whether it’s an old sound that should resurface, lyricism with simplicity and craft, or musician dynamic. There is always something to learn. Whenever I hear an old classic track remixed by today’s finest talent, I get happy. As I did with this track. The dynamic between old and new is not threatening, nor does it overshadow the pre-existing. I think that I tend to talk a lot about respect when it comes to remixes — how much regard did the new production have for the old? That’s one of the most important aspects of remixing, to me at least.

Isn’t meHave a seed
Let me clipDirty wings
Let me take a rideCut yourself
Want some help, Help myself
Got some ropeHave been told
I promise youHave been true
Let me take a rideI cut yourself
Want some helpPlease myself.”

Bruno Be let’s us take a ride. The combination of vocal layers maintained from the original against a futuristic, yet classic, electronic wave of a bass line  the fade out then fade in of sound over the vocals, the machine claps…everything is perfect.

The lyrics are definitely something to talk about, but something I have chosen not to discuss in this post. The original song left me a little bit too sad, and while it’s really important to acknowledge that, this remix doesn’t channel the same sadness. I’ll just leave the live version for you to get your fill.

Nirvana – Polly (Bruno Be Remix)