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ILIVEHERE. – Coming Home

Home can mean a lot of things, whether it’s a place of past growth that incites nostalgia or a person whose presence is naturally comforting. When considering what home means to me, three specific instances come to mind; my family, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.

No matter where my family resides, seeing my parents instantly puts me in a state of comfort. They’re the people who raised me, they’re my best friends, and coming home to them makes me feel complete. As for Atlanta, it’s the city where I was born and raised; seeing its skyline is enough to incite peace within my mind. When it comes to walking those streets, I’m flooded with waves of past memories, from dates at the Varsity to sneaking down to Little Five, all of which have a special place in my heart.

My third home in Los Angeles is a rather recent one. While I don’t have many memories to lean back on from four months of life here, it’s the city my dreams were made of as a teenager. It’s a place where artistic culture thrives, where music is fostered with care, and where my breath is routinely taken away. It’s where I now rest my head and where I so fortunately develop relationships that mean the world to me. It might not be deeply rooted in my past, but as I’ve transitioned into life here, it’s undeniable that I’ve been coming home.

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Visitor – Coming Home (Lifelike Remix)

On September 10th, Visitor will finally unleash their “Coming Home” EP, equipped with a Pu Pu Platter of remixes courtesy of Lifelike, Viceroy, FM Attack, Vanguard and a slew of other sexy music making superheroes. The EP was teased what feels like over a year ago in a Fear of Tigers podcast in which he unleashed Lifelike’s remix, and is a two pronged work of surreal, new wave electro-pop anthems.

Like anything Visitor births, “Coming Home” is an essential, roller coaster piece of electro-pop driven by synths, melting 80s-ish vocals, and sugary lust. It’s the type of song that transports you inside of a Sega Genesis, when you ran around in circles with Sonic the Hedgehog racking up gold circles with that silly haircut and shoe combo, and bringing a world of pain unto Doctor Eggman. (Note: if they make that game for the Wii, these songs definitely belong on the soundtrack.)

All I have to listen to in iTunes now is this rip of Lifelike‘s remix, which once again demonstrates his utter mastery of that dreamy French touch sound. While I doubt the incessant stuttering “Cuh” intro from the rip will be a part of the official release, it’s kind of grown on me. Keep an eye out for the other remixes and the next time you’re heading home from a rough day at the office or for a family reunion, toss this one on. It’ll set the mood.

Visitor – Coming Home (Lifelike Remix)

Bonus:

Their remix to Lifelike and Yota’s party anthem is a late night babymaking machine/workout playlist gem.

Lifelike – Love Emulator (Visitor Remix)