KACEY FIFIELD & LITTLE RAIN, “Ghost” (Jay Bird remix)
It happens now and again, but to be upfront, I had a bit of a “matchmaking” hand in how this remix came to be. Tipsy Records was looking for a remixer who could put an original spin on their summer electronic ballad release “Ghost” by Los Angeles singer/songwriter Kacey Fifield and South Korean electronic dance producer Little Rain (read my original blog post). I’ve written about Jay Bird’s releases several times over the past few years and have seen his style progress as an electronic dance producer to include genres like house and future bass. So I thought that “Ghost” would be a great song to see where he could take it. Jay Bird clicked with the song and got the green light for the remix. Hearing the results, I’m so pleased at what Jay Bird achieved, taking nothing away from the emotional and detailed melodic qualities of the original, and applying some harder future bass bounce and additional synth elements to give “Ghost” an unanticipated lift. This remix will continue to appeal to Kacey’s many young fans, who can sway and get lost in the changed-up melody of the chorus, and is a nice segue into the future bass genre for all of the artists, where it would not be out of place played along with music by Illenium, Seven Lions and others at a stadium concert or festival.