By Kavit Sumud | January 31st, 2013
Ghost Loft manages to pull off quite a feat on this remix; after hearing it, I find it almost impossible to listen to the original. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the original, but this almost chillstep arrangement turned the song from a power anthem into epic, Fol Chen-esque apocalyptic pop.
Simplifying out the messiness of the chorus (which I never noticed until was an issue — oh, the power of remixes!), Ghost Loft turn this track into a quiet musing almost worthy to be called a Muse track. The use of “mini-drops” during each bridge reminds me of one my favorite tracks to come through to my ears this year Until The Ribbon Breaks’ “Pressure.”
Mini-drops in this song act almost like a camera lens zooming in and out of focus of the singers’ internal conversations, and the haunting nature of the synths allow the listener to become captivated by the need to “let [you] struggle just a little more.”
Check out Ghost Loft’s SoundCloud here if you are interested in hearing more.