MS MR – Hurricane (Chvrches Remix) (single) (Creep City Records)
Ahead of next week’s release of the band’s debut album, ‘Secondhand Rapture’, New York based electro-pop duo MS MR unveil the Chvrches remix of their single, “Hurricane” – already number 1 on the HypeMachine charts!
Last month the band launched a new video for the album version of “Hurricane” (read our review). The song itself was originally released as a single in July 2012 and later included on the 4-song EP, ‘Candy Bar Creep Show‘ released in September 2012.
“Hurricane” is a perfectly crafted electro-pop number that recalls Florence and The Machine and Ellie Goulding. Though sugar coated,the song is a moody and darkened number exemplified by the lyrics, “welcome to the inner workings of my mind, so dark and foul I can’t disguise”.
On this remix Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches give the song a brilliant 80’s makeover. Keeping the arrangement and essence of the song firmly intact, Chvrches colour the song with kitschy synths and a gated snare drum to give the remix a HAIM-like character. Fun stuff indeed.
The debut album from MS MR ‘Second Hand Rapture’, will be released on 13 May, 2013.
Listen to “Hurricane (Chvrches Remix)” below: