Phoebe Bridgers has shared three new remixes of her Punisher track, “Kyoto.
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“All I know is one day, when I was in between Zoom classes last Fall, I thought, ‘Man, what if Phoebe Bridgers did hyperpop?” Glitch Gum explains. “That idea turned into a 30-second snippet of ‘Kyoto’, which turned into a full song, which turned into working with Phoebe and her team to make this little quarantine project come full circle in ways I could never even fathom. It was so fun deconstructing the musical realms of both Phoebe and I and combining them into something that filled the hyperpop-indie-crossover-shaped hole in my brain. I am just really happy with how it turned out and forever thankful for Phoebe, her friends, and their continuous support.”
Listen to Glitch Gum’s version of “Kyoto” below.
The Marias’ remix of “Kyoto”:
The Marias’ version of “Kyoto” is a different take entirely. With slowed down vocals, and dreamy, atmospheric instrumentals, this is a truly unique take on the Punisher hit.
“I remember seeing Phoebe years ago at an open mic here in Los Angeles, and I knew right off the bat that she was really special,” The Marias add. “Working on this remix was a sort of full circle moment for us. ‘Kyoto’ is an amazing song as-is, so with the remix we were just curious to see what it would sound like with the vocal slowed down and adding some of our favourite synth sounds behind it.”
Listen to The Marias’ remix of “Kyoto” below.
Bartees Strange’s remix of “Kyoto”:
Last, but definitely not least, Bartees Strange’s version of “Kyoto” sees Bartees providing his own vocals. It boasts low, dreamy vocal lines, silky synths, and layered guitars.
“I wanted to find a way to make this song hit in a completely different way, but still retain some of the big and small moments that make the song special to me,” Bartees Strange adds. “At first I was thinking through how I could use the stems, but the more I got into it the more I wanted to take it somewhere else entirely. Crushing tune, glad I could mess around with it.”
Listen to Bartees Strange’s remix below.