Tracey Thorn hits the WALLS remix

Tracey Thorn

Photo courtesy of Tracey Thorn

One of the year’s most pleasantly subtle surprises (for these ears, not to mention KDHX DJ Darren Snow) has been the solo album by Tracey Thorn (also of Everything But the Girl) called Love and Its Opposite. It’s a record that merges songwriter soul with mostly spare settings of guitar, drums and keyboards. It’s dream pop, I suppose, but confessional, frequently dark, and always wonderfully sung.

The Merge label recently announced a remix of some of the tracks by the group WALLS. Here’s what Tracey says:

“If the remixes for the last single “Why Does The Wind?” were aimed at the dancefloor, these are perhaps aimed more at the head. People often only remember the dance remixes I have been involved with, and forget the great futuristic re-works of my voice over the years by people like Photek, Omni Trio and Howie B. If my versions of my songs are often plain and direct, these mixes add question marks and blind alleys, and I like that. It adds a different colour and makes them closer to my work with Massive Attack perhaps.”

Check out the spooky, elegant remix below.

“Kentish Town (WALLS remix)” by Tracey Thorn and WALLS

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