Thursday, 10 October 2013

Betty Who in Remix-Better-Than-Original Shocker! - Somebody Loves You (FM Attack Remix)

Betty Who is amazing, ok. I want to make it transparently clear that "Somebody Loves You" is the Aussie-cat's pajamas  It doesn't need a remix for it to max out on its potential. In fact it's one of those rare pop songs that radiates an effortless pop perfection that renders 99% of remixes null and void.

Which is why it comes as such a wonderful surprise to find a producer that manages to tap into that 1%. The main reason FM Attack's remix works is because it doesn't stray too far from the nest. "Somebody Loves You" is a 1980s throwback pop nugget, so when FM Attack ushers it into a nu disco extended club mix, the song shrugs its shoulders and takes two steps to the left, and voila! No muss, no fuss.

But whilst "Somebody Loves You" itself represents total, unadulterated love and almost a sickening level of joy, FM Attack's sparkling keys and burbling synth-peggios twist the track subtley into a minor key and, over the course of 6 minutes, allow it to thoughtfully breathe. If the original track is aimed at those already blissfully in love, the FM Attack remix recognises the desperation in the hearts of those still looking.

- Joe Copplestone, 10/10/13

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