Daughter - "Medicine" (The Chainsmokers remix)

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Do you ever picture your life has a montage? If so, "Medicine" is begging to be the soundtrack. "Medicine" is the newest remix from the NYC DJ duo or as they describe themselves, "Retired JV High School Athletes/ Self Proclaimed Male Models." I mentioned in my last post on The Chainsmokers that I typically steer clear from remixes and yet again these guys have drawn me back. Their most recent endeavor transforms Daughter's mellow "Medicine." One of the best parts of receiving a new remix from The Chainsmokers is the back story to how the remix came to fruition. Here is the latest chapter:
Basically we heard this tune on a cold winter day in New York and fell head over heals for it. We were already very familiar with Daughter but as soon we heard this song we knew we had to give it a try. We loved that 'Medicine' for the fact that you couldn't really tell of the song was happy or sad, and that appealed to us a lot. So we got to work and It was a lot of back and forth for us because we needed a symmetry between her soft vocals and our own production that appealed to the ambiguity of the song itself, so we slowly built it up with warm plucks and drums that complimented Daughters production nicely, adding up the layer after layer till you feel this great tension in the song as it goes from this really uplifting vibe to something that maybe this isn't entirely so.
-Alex and Drew of The Chainsmokers
I never realized it until today but Elena Tonra sounds amazingly similar to Mindy Gledhill who appears on Kaskade's "Eyes." Daughter's original mix of the song is given a bit of pep and I cannot complain. Soft synth lines with an eventual pickup that doesn't shred the ears has become the hallmark of any remix by The Chainsmokers. If you don't feel like flailing every limb of your body when it drops you might need to get that checked out. I will thankfully be leaving sleepy Rabat for the clubs of Marrakech next weekend and I can assure you this remix will be on the pregame playlist.


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