One of my personal favourite songs on Rihanna‘s new album ANTI is the raw ballad Kiss It Better. It was recently covered by Father John Misty, and has now received an upbeat remix courtesy of Kaytranada.
Kaytranada, who just released a stunning new album of his own, transforms the sensual ballad into a melodic banger, perfect for the dance-floor – or the office chair I’m currently sitting on. It is very, very hard to not want to bounce along to this blissful remix – try it and see for yourself.
Kaytranada is showing know signs of slowing down, having revealed that he’s already working on the follow-up to 99.9%, aptly titled 0.01%. Of the remix, he told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, “I probably had it on repeat… I really love the song, but I really wanted to remix it and I had this idea of you heard it previously, how it sounded. It’s hard to explain… I just think about it and then, boom!”
Listen below, as premiered on Beats 1 Radio.
A frequent collaborator with R&B and hip-hop artists, his album also featured tracks with Vic Mensa, Anderson .Paak, GoldLink and Craig David among others.
Revisit Rihanna’s NSFW video for Kiss It Better:
Kaytranada is touring Australia later this year, dates below:
KAYTRANADA 99.9% WORLD TOUR
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND DATES
Fri 21 October – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Sat 22 October – Metro City, Perth
Thu 27 October – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Fri 28 October – Studio, Auckland
Sat 29 October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney