PMA favorite RAC is back with a remix of John Legend's latest single, "Everybody Knows." John Legend is no stranger to singing over an electronic beat. He recently lent his voice to MSTRKRFT's latest single, "Heartbreaker." Both "Heartbreaker" and RAC's remix feature a piano loop that will catch you instantly, but the latter definitely has more longevity.
What makes RAC's remix of "Everyone Knows" better is the subtlety of the instrumentation. There is a certain delicacy in Legend's voice and MSTRKRFT's production overpowers it in the most unflattering way. It seems like AAA knows how to take care of a gift like that.
The original track is lead by a deep penetrating bass and a barely-there guitar that moves the song forward. Alone, "Everybody Knows" is top-class R&B single — but I can't help but feel that RAC's remix is strikingly better, while still keeping true to the aesthetic of a John Legend tune. Listen to it here:
John Legend - Everybody Knows (RAC Remix) | mp3