Fanfarlo – Shiny Things (Yeasayer Remix)
Heard first on music blog I Guess I’m Floating, it’s a remix of a new track from Fanfarlo’s second LP, ‘Rooms Filled With Light’, due out on Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records at the end of February. Although there’s been some talk that they’re heading in a more electronic, less folk direction themselves (see original “Shiny Things”), it’s the unexpected hint of something sinister that hooked me in:
With a synth beat that would hold its own behind Kanye or Drake, this Yeasayer remix even verges on (post-?)R&B at times.
A significant departure from the soaring melodies and euphoric builds of much of their 2009 release, Reservoir, which even earned them a feature on the Twilight: Eclipse soundtrack, I’m intrigued to hear whether there’s more of this to come when the full album is released.