Britain meets Brooklyn in Ellie Goulding and Angel Haze’s rework of ‘Life Round Here’
One of Brooklyn’s sharpest MCs, Angel Haze, and the ever popular UK dance vocalist, Ellie Goulding, have established an unlikely bond, teaming up to create a unique remix of James Blake‘s “Life Round Here” that’ll soothe both your hip hop and electronic music cravings at once. New Zealand’s Lorde recently released her own rendition of another track from Blake’s new album, “Overgrown,” but now we head to the other corners of the globe for Goulding and Haze’s rework. The uncanny duo’s adaptation subs in Angel’s energetic and spunkier verses for Chance the Rapper’s, a Chicago native who also has a remix to this Blake tune under his belt. “Life Round Here” as told by Angel and Ellie is an enduring track that offers a silk-infused soundtrack from Ellie, whose vocals are as light as ever, and switches gears to a fired up rap sound from Haze that showcases her feisty New York attitude. The contrast between both the artists and their respective genres makes this remix worth a listen, proving the success of cross-genre collabs and a little creativity.