I've become obsessed with remixes lately, and not just the musical kind. I love when another artist can take a great song and add their own personality to it. Sometimes remixes can go horribly wrong, but if the remixer can keep the original integrity of the song while adding a fresh perspective to it, pure magic can be created. I feel like there are a lot of experiences in life that we can take and remix for ourselves. Sometimes I find myself comparing my own experiences to those of my peers and wonder how I can have those same experiences while making them uniquely my own. Nobody has the same path of course, but there are some "firsts" that we all have: finding love, becoming independent and defining your identity. Making those "firsts" feel personal and real to me while still measuring them up to the way "firsts" should feel is something I've been trying to do. This batch of songs naturally includes plenty of remixes as well as original tracks that express my desire to remix some of my life experiences. Here is Volume Six of Musique du Mois for March 2016.
I've drawn a lot of creative inspiration from Charlie Puth's new album, Nine Track Mind. It's a cohesive collection of smooth R&B-meets-pop tunes about love found, enjoyed and lost. "We Don't Talk Anymore," featuring Selena Gomez, is one of my favorite cuts because I can easily relate to having someone in my life that I don't communicate with anymore. Like the song suggests, sometimes all you can do is replace that person with someone who will treat you right in order to move on.
New releases from Zayn and Zendaya are fiery declarations ready for the dance floor. Zendaya sings about wanting "Something New" while Zayn croons about his lover trading him for someone new in "Like I Would".
Remixes of indie artist originals (like "King" by Years & Years) are smattered throughout this playlist, making for an exciting listen all the way through. I love how a remix can remind you of all the great qualities of a song while still giving you something newly invigorating to listen to. It's sort of like recreating a memory with a new experience, usually resulting in an even better memory than the one you made before.
In the spirit of remixing my life, I replaced my marble phone case with this Recover case that uses real white abalone and stone to construct an organically elegant look. I love changing things up and keeping people on the edge of their seats when it comes to their expectations of who or what I should be. So don't be surprised (or do be surprised) if you see a few more remixes from me soon.