Known for crafting infectious club-bumping pop numbers, UK songstress Charli XCX shows off her eclectic side by lending her vocals to a remix of Jim-E Stack’s latest single, “Deadstream.” Premiering on Beats 1, the remix is a collaboration with former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij, and the combination of the two results in something that’s worth much more than just a couple of listens.
Charli XCX’s vocals instantly help make the electronic track more accessible, but it doesn’t overdo it. Meanwhile, Rostam’s vocals kick in to bring the down the song’s blood pressure, and it isn’t until the two voices combine that we witness “Deadstream” at its apex. Though the track is atmospheric in nature, this new version brings it back down to Earth in all of the best ways.
Whether she’s linking up with Rostam for an ethereal pop remix or with Lil Yachty for one of the catchiest singles of the year, Charli XCX seems to have covered all facets of music when it comes to her recent work. Her new album is on deck, slated for next year, and while it may be a little more radio than what we hear in this remix, it’s always nice to know that she’s got the potential to shake it up a bit when she wants to.