Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds (Afrojack Remix)
Would you dare touch the work of Sir Paul McCartney? Afrojack would — and he just did.
Taking on the ever-so-popular “FourFiveSeconds” collaboration between Rihanna, Kanye West and the aforementioned Beatle, Afrojack carefully crafts a record that could only be approached wisely.
Treating the original elements gently and without aggressively tearing at key distinguishing factors, Afrojack simply gives the single a more danceable and personal touch.
His rendition of “FourFiveSeconds” begins with bringing some pep and uptempo attitude to the ballad, soon layering more unique keys around the second verse from Mr. West.
Where Afrojack treats the record most responsibly is upon Rihanna’s bridge, leaving the original’s beloved trademark as is before building more energetically into the second half — injecting the strongest amplification of his version as it begins rounding out.
Afrojack’s remix of the three-headed monster lead by Paul McCartney sounds unlike most Afrojack remixes you’ve heard — and that’s exactly how it should be when handling this record.