Kiaara – Feels (Jai Wolf Remix)
“Feels” wasn’t the first track put out by Kiiara, but it did catapult her into the public consciousness. The single was remixed by the likes of Hotel Garuda and Love Thy Brother, which has helped sate fans’ desire to for new music while the singer builds her portfolio. Now, New York City’s own Jai Wolf has taken a stab at giving “Feels” a reproduction.
Jai Wolf wisely understands that Kiiara’s vocals are the main reason the original track took off. While he does chop some of her contribution up for added melodic flourishes, beyond an increased tempo, he mostly leaves them unaltered during the verses. The remix really takes off in the chorus, however, when Jai Wolf inverts the reserved, brooding style of the original for exultant and bright instrumentation.
It is common for producers to completely transform a remix into something almost unrecognizable from the original. Jai Wolf, on the other hand, shows maturity as an artist by identifying and respecting the strength of Kiiara’s vocals, giving them room to breath, while at the same time absorbing them into his own unique sound.