Melanie Martinez’s “Soap” Gets A Killer Steve James Remix: Idolator Premiere
A dark and demented adventure that veers wildly from (comparatively) accessible pop anthems like “Pity Party” to the unapologetically twisted “Sippy Cup,” Melanie Martinez’s Cry Baby stands out as one of the most original pop albums of 2015. Take “Soap.” The sullen electro-pop opus finds the 20-year-old ruminating on the benefits of keeping your mouth shut over gloomy synths and a delightfully kitsch bubble drop.
Interestingly, DJ Steve James removes the song’s defining moment and still delivers an instantly addictive interpretation. The 17-year-old, who has previously remixed tracks for ZHU, tyDi and Dillon Francis, transforms “Soap” into a surprisingly soft and floaty floorfiller with its own quasi new-age drop. The overhaul has distinct crossover appeal and could introduce Melanie to a whole new audience. Listen below.