I was introduced to Icelandic band Low Roar a couple months ago and instantly fell head over heels in love, so this is a pretty special day for me. Today, I’m premiering a remix of Low Roar’s “Breathe In,” courtesy of Grammy-nominated Carmen Rizzo.
The original is airy and ambient, with ponderous vocals, gorgeous guitars, and a lush, emotional soundscape. Rizzo's remix has managed to take hold of that powerful intimacy while giving it a completely new feel. With a bright beat, catchy rhythms, and stunning use of layering, the entire atmosphere has morphed into something that feels like a breath of crisp, fresh air.
It's not often that a remix can take a phenomenal track and not only create something entirely different, but so completely sublime.
This is the first in a series of remixes of tracks from Low Roar's 2014 album 0, to be featured on a forthcoming remix EP.