The Austin, TX based guitarist/producer Cloudchord grabs hold of the smooth melody of “Loud Places” and amps it up, all while maintaining the infectious feeling that Jaime XX has crafted. Before we even hear Romy’s voice, the intro is lit up with Cloudchord’s echoing lapsteel guitar and pulsing basslines. By adding hand percussion, a tropical house vibe, and swerving breaks, a driving force arises. Clean and smart vocal effects give new life to the melody. Hitting harder than the original, Cloudchord’s takes us to higher places.
This remix accompanies the highly blogged Cloudchord flip of Chet Faker’s “1988” and his massive hit remix of the Of Monsters and Men’s tune “Wolves Without Teeth”. No great piece of music is safe from a potential rework from this multi-instrumentalist and producer. After supporting Emancipator on New Year’s Eve, Cloudchord’s live show is off and running with upcoming dates…..