Dance floor magnet: @YoungBombs take “Wild” by @TroyeSivan and @AlessiaCara to a beautiful place

TROYE SIVAN x ALESSIA CARA, “Wild” (Young Bombs remix)

They’ve done it again, the red hot Canadian duo of Young Bombs have managed to transport a favourite song of mine into a totally different place than I’d expected.  The first verse and affecting vocal in the original version of “Wild” last Fall convinced me that Troye Sivan really was someone who had grown considerably and that I needed to watch, and then I saw the Blue Neighbourhood album (along with hit single “Youth”) explode and it’s still going strong.  Despite the original intent and video, “Wild” recently became a duet as a reissued single and addition to Blue Neighbourhood featuring my fellow Torontonian, Juno Award winner Alessia Cara, which totally works.  And now Young Bombs have transformed “Wild” into a dance floor magnet, with a wondrous and inspiring electronic break midway that to me says more about this version than the song or duet itself.  So you too can fall in love with it all over again, and I hope we can purchase it soon.  For now, you can listen above or stream the Young Bombs remix of “Wild” on Spotify.

Published in: on September 6, 2016 at 7:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
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@TroyeSivan is set to impress with his sophomore release “Wild”

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TROYE SIVAN, “Wild”

Call me converted.  South Africa-born Australian social media sensation Troye Sivan did very well out of the gate with his first EP, which reached the Top 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums.  I wasn’t quite convinced with either his voice or songs, but sometimes all it takes is some changes between releases.  Thus we have “Wild”, the lead off single from his upcoming album.  It may just be me, but his voice sounds different.  A richer tone has replaced a more boyish quality like on “Happy Little Pill”.  “Wild” is a retrospective song about the innocence of our childhood and how it does set the stage for adulthood, as you will see in the very last frame of the video in this particular story.  With his recent work with Zedd also catching attention, it would be no surprise to see “Wild” climbing the radio charts soon, and it will make you want to hear more from Troye Sivan.

Published in: on September 13, 2015 at 12:35 pm  Leave a Comment  
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