This remix is by no means new, but it is the definition of fresh. We all know and love the original. Hopefully a lot of you have been enjoying Yael Naim’s sugary cover for years now. But now, 16 Bit have brought it home. Their dubstep remix adds layers of sound that accent Naim’s already fragile-sounding voice, making the cover sound like a music box that could break at any moment. We pray it won’t, and the suspense is half the fun.
This isn’t the type of music you dance to, or even sing along to. This is the music you allow to wash over it, the music you loop three or four times without noticing.
Every drop, every wobble and even the permeative drum loop hit at just the right times. Sounding aloof and random are key signs that 16 Bit know exactly what they’re doing and how to do it masterfully.