Three mesmerising remixes of "Kyoto" conducted by Glitch Gum, Bartees Strange and The Marias!
Phoebe Bridgers has released three new remixes of “Kyoto” on Dead Oceans. “Kyoto”, the multi-Grammy nominated track from her acclaimed Punisher album,was a hit around the world and today the track receives inventive reworkings from three artists hand-picked by Bridgers: Glitch Gum, Bartees Strange and The Marias.
About his new remix - which came about after Phoebe heard his hyperpop cover of the track back in December - Glitch Gum said,
“All I know is one day, when I was in between Zoom classes last Fall, I thought, 'Man, what if Phoebe Bridgers did hyperpop?' That idea turned into a 30-second snippet of "Kyoto", which turned into a full song, which turned into working with Phoebe and her team to make this little quarantine project come full circle in ways I could never even fathom. It was so fun deconstructing the musical realms of both Phoebe and I and combining them into something that filled the hyperpop-indie-crossover-shaped hole in my brain. I am just really happy with how it turned out and forever thankful for Phoebe, her friends, and their continuous support.”
DC-based producer and songwriter Bartees Strange says of his reworking,
“I wanted to find a way to make this song hit in a completely different way, but still retain some of the big and small moments that make the song special to me. At first I was thinking through how I could use the stems, but the more I got into it the more I wanted to take it somewhere else entirely. Crushing tune, glad I could mess around with it.”
Lauded LA band The Marias say of their version,