Twenty-year-old Kiiara has been one of the summer’s brightest stars. She stormed onto the scene 2 months ago, displaying a futuristic, glitched-out electronic-meets-R&B vibe in her debut track, “Gold,” that catapulted the singer-songstress into the spotlight. Last week, she dropped the third track of her slowly-growing catalog, “Feels,” and it took over the music industry by storm, receiving support from industry tastemakers like Zane Lowe and Annie Mac, ahead of the release of Kiiara’s debut EP, Meet Me On The Cornfield.
I didn’t know about Kiiara until she dropped “Feels” last week, but just seconds into the track I knew that I had to write something about it – it was that good, and that beautiful. Now, the “Feels” remixes are starting to roll in, and as a die-hard electronic music fan and a budding Kiiara fan, I just had to shine a spotlight Love Thy Brother’s re-imagination of the track.
Gone is the futuristic, leaned-out R&B production by Felix Snow, and in its place, the Toronto-based duo has crafted a web of dark, pulsing basslines, subtle electronic textures, and sparkling synth arrangements that walk alongside Kiiara’s ethereal voice to elevate the track to a completely different level. This one will still get you right in the “Feels,” but it’s gonna hurt a little less.