Monday, April 26, 2010

RING RING RING.

Last summer we put on one of Clock Opera's first-ever live shows opening for Marina & The Diamonds at a birthday party we threw at Notting Hill Arts Club. They killed it, and though we'd only heard bits and pieces from them to that point, you could tell there was something really special in Clock mastermind Guy Connelly's one-of-a-kind approach to pop songwriting. We'd just released Marina's Crown Jewels EP at that point and had the remix parts for "I Am Not A Robot" chilling on our hard drive and figured he could do something magical with them, so we broached the idea to him, he seemed up for it, and we passed them his way. Four months passed and we pretty much forgot about it, and then one day in late November he got in touch to say he'd finished the remix and sent it over to us. It was worth the wait.

Simply put, this is our favorite remix of all time. It's no secret we've got a penchant for hyperbole in these here pages, but after nearly six months of living with this remix we can honestly say that this is a once in a lifetime kind of track, a veritable holy grail of emotional pop perfection. "I Am Not A Robot" was already a masterful pop song in it's own right, but the Clock Opera remix takes it above and beyond, to soaring new heights of heartwrenching brilliance. Keeping the blueprint of the original verses more or less intact, Clock draws you in with all manner of pulsing strings samples and dramatic piano stabs until that chorus hits, in which Connelly masterfully splices together Marina's vocals to invent a new vocal melody and an altogether new refrain of "our. love's. fading. our. love's. fading.". Forget tugging, this'll rip your heartstrings straight out of your chest and then some. Trust us, it really doesn't get any better than this.

MP3: "I Am Not A Robot" (Clock Opera Remix) - Marina & The Diamonds [exclusive]

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. Took until the first chorus for me to be really reeled-in, but it's been stuck on repeat ever since! Awesome tune.

Zachary said...

damn.

this blows away all the other remixes of this song

jake said...

in every way I agree- I am a true lover of miss Marina and this tune- I cannot get it out of my system- this new remix adds a new emotion and I can relate in a way that is only expressed in listening- cheers!

jake said...

in every way I agree- I am a true lover of miss Marina and this tune- I cannot get it out of my system- this new remix adds a new emotion and I can relate in a way that is only expressed in listening- cheers!

The Bubble Boy said...

Wonderful write-up. Wonderful track.

Best of the multitude of Marina mixes.

Anonymous said...

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Amy

crafty bison said...

Yeah, heard this earlier today for the first time and it's truly awesome.

Katie Stanton (RockNRolly) said...

Amazing! Thanks for this x

Spencer said...

Killing it with this track. Can't wait to jack the volume up on my headphones tomorrow morning. Its pretty cool to see how quickly other blogs have picked up on this remix almost as soon as you posted it. Keep up the good work.

Kristoffer said...

Excellent remix. Really excellent!

Callum said...

You guys gonna be putting-on any more shows in the London area this summer?

x x

huilou said...

This remix is excellent, the 'new refrain' is awesome. I didn't think there would be a new remix for this track so late, but this one blows all the others!