Calvin Harris Gets New Intensity in 'I Need Your Love' (Nicky Romero Remix) - Song Premiere

DJ-producer adds even more complex arrangements to celestial track

Calvin Harris
Drew Ressler
March 1, 2013 5:15 PM ET

When Calvin Harris teamed with Ellie Goulding last year for "I Need Your Love," they created a celestial track with swift synth blips, striking piano stabs and grinding, toothy electro bass. But on this new remix, Nicky Romero takes the spirit of the original and reworks each feature with added intensity. Synths still blip, yet flitter and blink with newly hypnotizing effect. Syncopated drums pierce through more than in the original, and Romero lets the track burn slowly before erupting with overwhelming, grandiose fervor.

The original version of "I Need Your Love" is on Harris' latest album, 18 Months.

calvin harris ellie goulding
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding
Courtesy Calvin Harris

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

New and Hot Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“You Oughta Know”

Alanis Morissette | 1995

This blunt, bitter breakup song -- famous for its line "Would she go down on you in a theater?" -- was long rumored to be about Alanis Morissette getting dumped by Full House actor Dave Coulier. But while she never confirmed it was about him (Coulier himself says it is, however), she insisted the song wasn't all about scorn. "By no means is this record just a sexual, angry record," she told Rolling Stone. "The song wasn't written for the sake of revenge. It was written for the sake of release. I'm actually a pretty rational, calm person."

More Song Stories entries »