Photo by Amy Price
With the addition of some fresh, hard-hitting bars, El-P and Killer Mike effectively elevate the whole thing to entirely new levels of hip-hop/soul/pop bliss. (Though, maybe it could’ve used **some** meows here and there.)
Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt told FADER how the rework came together:
“When we heard that RTJ were fans and down to get on this beat I was super excited… but cautiously so. I knew this was the type of beat that they could just eat for breakfast; but I was hoping that the whole thing wouldn’t come off sounding too retro. I was at [producer] Emile Haynie’s house when the email with the mix came through and so we stopped what we were doing to throw it up on the speakers. The moment Killer Mike launched into his verse, Emile and I couldn’t stop smiling; he had found that flow, the rhythm to his lines that was undeniable, the flow which was so huge as to transcend any trendiness in music and just be monolithically awesome. El-P continued riding that same vein – and it’s like a sledgehammer.”
Listen in below.
“Heart Is Full” is taken from Miike Snow’s upcoming third LP, the aptly titled III, due out sometime in 2016.