So I don’t know if this song will make you like charity, but it’s definitely been making me get all hyped about going outside and strutting to this. One of the great things about a band like The Knife is that they turn seemingly bizarre combinations of sounds into something refreshing. While the Swedish duo is influenced by a lot of vintage synth-pop, another duo who also likes wearing masks, North Carolina’s Cry Wolf, remixes this track with an added oomph.
I’m used to hearing hard-hitting bass like the one in the remix, but it usually comes with the word “moombahton” on the title, and you definitely don’t expect to hear Olof & Karin Dreijer‘s kid-like voices paired to this beat. But somehow, it works. Perhaps it’s the fact that one of the members of duo Cry Wolf is a former hardcore vocalist who decided to explore electronic music. Their remix is able to have some sort of violence to it, while still keeping the original’s eeriness to it. That’s what’s got me hooked to this track, and hopefully you will too cause everyone needs a mid-week pick me up at some point.