Summertime Sadness [Adam Freeland Vox Mix] – Lana Del RayMarch 12, 2013
I’ve been holding on to this track for a while, waiting for a rainy day. It isn’t quite raining today, more like snowing while too warm to stay frozen. It’s close enough to fulfill the expression’s requirement for me. This track is huge. Adam Freeland is not bound by traditional length; he took just as long as he needed to fill out the song to his satisfaction, and that happens to be seven minutes and five seconds. Starting with a rather bland percussion intro, Freeland eases into the beauty of this remix. Echo-y synths join in with distorted vocals that aren’t synths at all. Freeland explains:
I just used the backing vocals from the stems I got from Lana, I didn’t actually use her main lead vocal at all. The backing vocals were really dreamy and feel good.
If you listen to the original, she sings really low and that didn’t work with the vibe I wanted to take this on.
The end effect is just as dreamy as he claims, but disciplined by the drum line not to lose any energy. It’s excellent. Check it out.