Newness. That’s what’s on my mind as write this post. I’m trying to think of all the things I’ve encountered recently that were one way, then suddenly, became new and different. Sometimes it’s a person that we used to know, or a place that we’ve revisited. The best thing about anything that we experience is that it can only exist one way in your memory, because any other time will be different and new. I guess that’s something that you guys have heard me ramble about a lot on EMPT, but I think it’s definitely something worth thinking about when we’re talking about remixes. How we allow ourselves to let go of those past emotions tied to a song, be it positive or negative, and open our ears and mind to a brand new experience. That’s how I approach every remix before hearing it — with an open mind. And you know what? I encounter a lot of disappointments. But with every disappointment, comes a just as important and memorable non-disappointment. A pleasure.
This remix of Cups is precisely that. A complete and full-blown pleasure. Jellosea drops the levels on the vocals, plays with repetition and in doing so, unearths a song that belongs in the bedroom. It’s sexy. Which, when you think about it, is kind of hilarious and brilliant especially in comparison to the original. A drastic and deserved 180 degree turn. Something about the repetition of the vocals give the lyrics a little bit more depth, demanding my attention and thought. And best of all, it’s new.
Let’s not forget about the fact that I’ve probably overplayed this song far too much in the past week, but I’m not sorry about that at all. It’s really perfect and lovely, so without further ado, enjoy.
Anna Kendrick – Cups (Jellosea Remix)