Song Premiere: Gotye, 'Eyes Wide Open' (Yeasayer Remix)

Reworking is a slow burn of quirky electronic rhythms

Courtesy of Republic Records
August 13, 2012 9:00 AM ET

Listen to Gotye's "Eyes Wide Open (Yeasayer Remix)":  

On the heels of his massive breakthrough album Making Mirrors, Gotye is readying a remix EP of his single "Eyes Wide Open." Here, indie-poppers Yeasayer give the Australian singer-songwriter a full reworking, morphing the track into a slow burn of quirky electronic rhythms. The remix allows Gotye's piercing voice to wash over the opaque blips and beeping loops without letting his signature sound be overwhelmed by the sonic landscape. They later manipulate and chop his vocals to create new melodies.

The Yeasayer remix of "Eyes Wide Open" is on the Eyes Wide Open remix EP, out August 21st. "Eyes Wide Open" appears on Making Mirrors.

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