Toro y Moi takes on Caroline Polachek, Chino Moreno’s ‘Hit Me Where It Hurts’ in new remix
Following the release of her 2019 solo album Pang, Caroline Polachek has unveiled a collection of remixes from the LP, one of which includes Toro y Moi‘s rendition of “Hit Me Where It Hurts” featuring Chino Moreno. Ringing in the track with a fade-in of Polachek’s vocals in conjunction with an electronic staccato beat, Toro y Moi institutes a tone that is a darker and more subtle incantation of the original early in the spin. Tapping Deftones‘ frontman Chino Moreno to take over vocals, the track takes on an expansive and creeping tonality.
After the disbandment of her former band—mid-2000’s indie sensation, Chairlift—Polachek received critical acclaim for Pang, and remixes of the album’s inclusions have been slowly but surely trickling onto streaming platforms since.
Garnering more than 1 million plays on A.G. Cook‘s lauded rework of “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings,” the remix pack has now revealed outputs from Toro y Moi, George Clanton, Oklou, and umru. Polachek is set to release a full vinyl remix record, Standing At The Gate: Remix Collection, on April 16, 2021.
Stream Toro y Moi’s remix of “Hit Me Where It Hurts” below.
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