Rhye‘s original version of “Open” felt like a throbbing, aching wound, the mellow R&B vibes only adding to its sultry depth and delicacy. On this remix, Canadian all-star producer Ryan Hemsworth who’s previously used his magic on Frank Ocean, Mikky Ekko, and Cat Power does retain that palpable pain, but also throws in some heat to up the ante. The rework, though never too busy or bold, features more bounce, energy, and a myriad of electronic textures that sparkle just as much as they slither. Listen in below.
“Open” will be on Rhye’s debut album, Woman, due out March 5th through Loma Vista.