First: Mike Posner. Then: Edwin van Cleef. Now: Jamie xx.
I know this song has been remixed and covered to death, but I can't help but feeling that every version of "Rolling in the Deep" is a winner. Actually... it's a bit frightening to hear the lyrics "You're gonna wish you/never had me" since at times I feel like Adele's trying to warn me that I'm going to become addicted to her song (and its subsequent remixes).
But I think of all the remixes, this one takes the cake. I mean, it has Childish Gambino for goodness sake. Haven't you read my reviews? Might as well skip to 2:44 in the song, because that's where the real fun begins.
Jamie xx recently put out this new remix, and it's an awesome take on the original song. While he might not sound like he exactly belongs at first (not going to lie, starting a song by saying "swag" really just makes me laugh), Childish's surprise feature is breathtaking. He delivers a simple yet biting two-minute rap that destroys some stupid ex-girlfriend (who in their right mind would leave Donald Glover?) while simultaneously dropping five pop culture, Internet-related memes at the same time (of course it's funny).
Listen to this: "You ran back to them grody-ass indie dudes ... A Micheal Cera knockoff? I guess I wasn't white enough." Reminds me of the song version of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
So study the lyrics on the "Childish Gambino Lyrics" tumblr (yes there's a Childish Gambino fan page dedicated to linking up all of his lyrics), and be sure to check out the rest of Jamie xx's fantastic remixes (including but not limited to: Florence + The Machine, Glasser, and Jack Penate) on his MySpace. It's just childish if you don't.