Over the weekend, two of our favorite emerging alt-pop projects joined forces, as synth-pop trio Chvrches turned out a great remix of MS MR‘s already great “Hurricane.” Scotland’s electro experts took the original’s slow-burn gloom and somehow warped it into a chipper, ’80s-style dance-pop gem, and now Lizzy Plapinger‘s foreboding vocals sound more like the calls of a dance commander. It’s surprising and clever beyond mere novelty, making it exactly what a good remix should be.
You can hear the reworked track below, but first — more MS MR news! The duo’s debut album Secondhand Rapture is out next week (May 14), and you can stream the LP in full over at Hype Machine right now.
MS MR — “Hurricane” (Chvrches remix)