Sharon Van Etten's sophomore album, Are We There - one of our favorite albums of the year thus far - is one brimming with acoustic folk, often finding Van Etten's soothing voice surrounded by a sea of acoustic strings and gentle percussion. But with The Juan MacLean's remix of album highlight "Our Love," all of that washes away, replaced with a hypnotic, trance-like melody, that continues unabated as the duo of Juan MacLean and LCD Soundsystem collaborator Nancy Whang add several more layers to it.
Van Etten was apparently pleased with the duo's decision to rework the song. “I feel very lucky that Juan Maclean made the time to do a remix of my song. Being a huge fan of Air, Daft Punk, James Murphy, I was looking for something that had a bit of edge, but I wasn’t expecting this," she said in an interview with the FADER. "He started by giving it a lot of space and let the vocals remain dark and bleak while incorporating both my samples and his own sound. I feel honored that he wanted to collaborate.” Listen in below: