Whethan recruits now-solo Midnight Kids for new ‘Stay Forever’ remix
Whethan‘s debut album, Fantasy, is a genre-bending spectacle that continues to linger through the airwaves here in 2021. After three years in the making, the 15-track project utilized an “underlying theme of alternative meets psychedelic dance music,” quoted by the Chicagoan himself, with features all across the spectrum including indie band Grouplove, frequent collaborator Oliver Tree, RL Grime, The Knocks, and more.
There’s a thread of amazing frequencies projected from the album, but now, Whethan has tapped now-solo act Midnight Kids for a remix of the LP’s lead single “Stay Forever” featuring synth-pop band STRFKR. The Kids elevate the album’s aforementioned theme, adding an explosive nature to the original’s distorted guitar riffs and steady bassline. STRFKR’s vocals are very much present in the rework, backed by harmonizing leads and pounding drum and bass.
Midnight Kids released their stunning debut EP, The Lost Youth, in May of last year, followed by a pair of remixes for Zedd and Winnetka Bowling League. On January 19, the celebrated duo announced via Instagram that Dylan Jagger Lee would no longer be a part of the project moving forward. The “Stay Forever” rework is the first material to come out of the Midnight Kids camp following the news of their split.
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