Dev Hynes Remixes Sia’s “Chandelier”: Listen To The Haunting Rework

Rachel Sonis | July 14, 2014 1:35 pm

Already named one of the best tracks of 2014, Aussie songstress Sia’s single “Chandelier” from her sixth studio album 1000 Forms Of Fear has not only become everyone’s dark party girl anthem, but just got a stellar rework by British singer and producer Dev Hynes. Simply put, if Sia’s original track is the night of the party, then Dev’s remix is undoubtedly the dizzy hangover session the morning after.

Stripping “Chandelier” to its bare bones, the English beatmaker – who also goes by moniker Blood Orange – brings a more ominous version of the track to the forefront. While the original is grandiose in production, Dev’s take is more or less minimalist, his falsetto vocals slipping in and out of the song as Sia’s “One two three, one two three, drink!” obsessively echoes in the faint background. While the first half of the track sounds like a different song entirely, Dev swiftly transitions to Sia’s vocals half way through, making her glorious pipes shine all the more against his ethereal beat. Listen to the remix after the jump.

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