Cry Me A River (Deficio Remix) – Justin TimberlakeJanuary 22, 2016
You know what’s a wonderful asset to music? Nostalgia. I myself have a folder of nostalgia playlists, and my favorite is the “Remixed Nostalgia” playlist. When done well, a remix of a classic song packs a double punch. The new instrumentation provides exciting sound and hooks while being enhanced by virtue of being familiar and already loved. It’s essentially the same process that movie producers are betting on when they fund sequels and reboots, the logic being: if people like it already, they’ll probably like it again. In music, this philosophy excites me; I’m always eager to listen to a new remix of an old song and see what exciting take another artist has on it. Perhaps this is the attitude I should adopt for movies, though more often than not I am filled with caution and skepticism.
In the case of this remix, there is no need for wariness. Deficio embraces the soul of Justin Timberlake’s original song “Cry Me A River” and updates its instrumental, increasing the pace a bit, and adding new synths to carry the familiar tune. There’s more bass and variety to the instrumental of the remix, assuring the listener that this is no one trick pony. While all the verses are no longer in place, the nostalgic vocal hooks are kept, polished up, and featured. Enjoy the new polish on this old favorite.
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