Haim is having a good week, with their debut album Days Are Gone placing high on a number of best-albums-of-the-year lists. Now, album highlight and early single “Forever” is getting its own high praise: a remix by none other than Giorgio Moroder.
Though Moroder hasn’t put out an album in more than a decade, he’s having quite a year himself: On the back of Daft Punk’s song-length tribute on Random Access Memories, the electronic dance music pioneer has been experiencing a late-career resurgence in popularity.
The “Forever” remix, which Moroder just posted to his Twitter feed, preserves the twitchy guitars and eccentric lead vocal of the original, while laying them over a thumping Italo-disco beat (complete with Moroder’s signature synthesizers, drum machines, and vocoder-tweaked vocals). It’s one of those rare remixes that brings out the best in each artist—and rivals the original.
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