Ever the remix maestro, Four Tet has just dropped a remix to CHVRCHES’ new single Without a Trace. Instead of beefing up Lauren Mayberry’s honeyed vocals and pop hooks, he’s instead extracted some of its energy, replacing it with his own chilled out dreamy synths. Over the seven minute track, Mayberry’s vocals feature for only two or three minutes in the middle, as a long, minimalistic driving beat leads the first few minutes of the track while a more dark, bass heavy sound rounds it out. He’s mainly sampled the CHVRCHES chorus ‘I know I need to feel relief’.
Have a listen below:
The remix comes off a massive year for Four Tet, dropping his new album Morning/Evening Beyonce style and releasing way earlier than expected. He also dropped an album under his Percussions moniker, and has working with a variety of collaborators including Omar Souleyman and Rome Fortune.
The single Without a Trace will come off CHVRCHES next album Every Open Eye which is due for release on September 25. It continues an interesting few months for CHVRCHES and Lauren Mayberry in particular, with acclaim for their recent singles being mixed with ugly online misogyny aimed towards the singer.
Here their original track below: