John Carpenter is an iconic film director, producer, screenwriter and composer. He is largely known for his horror films from the 1970s and 80s such as Halloween and The Thing.
Listen to both remixes below.
CHVRCHES front-woman Lauren Mayberry discussed the collaboration,
“As horror fans, we know that John Carpenter is the godfather and the gold standard so we’re so excited to get to work with him in any capacity.”
She continued, “His films and music have been so impactful on us over the years, and without the stories he created I am not sure that the concept of ‘Screen Violence’ (and female narratives within the album) would exist in the way they do.”
Carpenter also commented on the remixes, “Chvrches reached out to us through our tour manager, asking if we would be interested in remixing one of their songs for their upcoming album. They sent us three or four tracks for us to listen to and decide which one we wanted to remix, and we went from there.
We chose the track we did because we connected with it the most and felt it would adapt best to our style. After we finished our remix, we asked them if they could also remix one of our songs in return, and they thought it was a great idea.”