Zola Jesus releases atmospheric remix of Zedd’s ‘Middle’ featuring Maren Morris
Zola Jesus, who also goes by Yung Zeej, Lil’ Zoji, and Baba Yaga Balladeer, has released a celestial, slowed-down remix to Zedd‘s #5 Billboard chart-topper, “Middle,” featuring Maren Morris. From the original’s 107 bpm, the remake slows everything down to around a melting 85 bpm. The vocals are doused in reverb while melodic bass and deep percussion lay the foundation, creating a zero gravity atmosphere. Strings are introduced at the chorus, evoking cinematic sensations.
On Soundcloud, she writes “i’m losing my mind, just a little.” At speeds that slow, there’s time to take in each and every detail from the static noise to the purposefully-placed acapella anomalies. The entire song carries a beautifully tortured sentiment through its emotive harmonies and longing delicacy. Fingers crossed Zedd approves this as an official remix.