Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Jam of the Day: Sia - "Elastic Heart (Clams Casino Remix)"
For me, a good remix transforms a track, taking it to a different place. Sia's "Elastic Heart" in original form is an intense emotional track, with the music keeping up with Sia's tortured vocal delivery. Cloud-rap producer Clams Casino goes in the opposite direction, providing a counterpoint to Sia's strong voice, enveloping it with pillowy synths and muted percussion. You feel the struggle more acutely now. It is a stunning remix.