Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens To You” Gets A Menacing Tracy Young Remix
Lady Gaga’s rape culture-exposing ballad “Til It Happens To You” has been remixed by Tracy Young. While not your typical candidate for a club overhaul, the veteran DJ approaches the material in a respectful manner. She teases out the most impactful lyrics to ensure the song’s important message isn’t dulled and builds a dark and dangerous synth soundscape them to convey a appropriate sense of menace.
Co-written by legendary songwriter Diane Warren, “Til It Happens To You” appears in Kirby Dirk’s The Hunting Ground — a documentary about rape culture at college campuses. The gut-wrenching anthem, which is already building award season buzz, leaked online in early 2015, but was eventually released in September. It’s great to see Mother Monster throwing her support behind it by releasing a remix package. Listen below.