To tag along with the idea of exploring music as a natural high, listen to this song. I don’t care where you are, you need to sit down (or lay) close your eyes and put on your headphones; be still and purely listen. This song is a trip. It’s a vessel for space exploration, a portal into another sonic dimension. It takes my personal favorite element of the excellent original track, the reversed speech, and uses that as a platform for take off. The beginning is mellow with lead singer, Kayla Bell’s outstanding voice build over a progressive synth bass line. A minute in and we’re still building up to take off: more synths fade in, Bell’s chopped vocals speed up, a kick-drum enters to bring us down but not fast enough because the synths come back with full force and drop us into an abyss of low-frequency synthesizers. The drop here is cathartic. The first time I heard it, my heart sped up as I took a deep breath in and I suddenly felt like I was floating. It’s a sensation that has to be experienced alone.
Sound is a crazy thing and an artist’s ability to control it, is a talent I envy. Foxes and their remixer’s have given us a track that slows down time without any other means but sound.
You will take me home and then believe me
Take my hand and lead me out from here.”
Xaphoon Jones gets this track’s lyrics. It’s a story of escaping the status quo and becoming the person you feel you are called to be. Noah B (the alias behind this remix artist) takes the essence of Foxes’ brilliantly written story and tells it sonically using only the verses that matter. No other song has taken me to a new level like Noah’s remix has except for The Weeknd’s masterpiece, “High For This”. I’ve included Noah’s remix of Ellie Goulding’s cover (which we posted back in June) to that track to simply showcase Noah’s incredible ear for delivering a song in a package that’s easy to carry and handle.
Sit back y’all and enjoy the ride; it’s a helluvah trip with a comedown that doesn’t come with all those side-effects.
Foxes – White Coats (Xaphoon Jones In The Zone Remix)
Ellie Goulding – High For This (The Weeknd Cover) [Xaphoon Jones Remix]