LISTEN: Lana Del Rey ‘Summertime Sadness’ (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

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RYAN HEMSWORTH brings his R&B aesthetics to Lana Del Rey’s sorrowful single ‘Summertime Sadness’, creating a dynamic yet sensual piece on the edge of trap and chill.

Hazy and hypnotic, Hemsworth underlays a booming bass cradling around Lana’s husky tones, making the vocals not so much drawling (that time on SNL) as spirited. Also, with addition of rolling snare breaks and soaring synth, the remix subsumes the melancholy gloom previously carried out in the original track.

If you missed the 2012 phenomenon that was Ryan Hemsworth – not to worry, you can still get on that bandwagon before he becomes a big name. If you are into anything sounding like Shlomo or Hudson Mohawke, we recommend you check him out.

The remix snakes between quieter sections defined by haunting vocals before expanding into slow-motion energy that so captures the mood of Lana. The tight production and controlled beats alters the tempo but sticks with the vocals. It is a moody but addictive listen.

Words by Antigone Anagnostellis

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