Robert Smith, legendary frontman of The Cure, has once again lent his remixing skills to another artist’s work. This time, Smith has taken on “Pretty Boy,” the lead single from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ upcoming album, Council Skies.
The freshly-released remix showcases Smith’s ability to put his own unique spin on a track while maintaining its essence. In an interview about the remix, Smith expressed his excitement at being asked to work on the song, calling it “gorgeous” and saying he had “a lot of fun slowing it down and spacing it out.”
To create the remix, Smith utilized a vibey drum track provided by Cure drummer Jason Cooper, which added to the song’s dreamy atmosphere. Smith also spoke about the creative process behind the remix, saying that “the rest just phased into place under the starry sky of my distant moon…”
Fans of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds can look forward to hearing the remix on the digital and deluxe physical formats of Council Skies, which is set to be released on June 2. The album marks the fourth release from the post-Oasis project helmed by Noel Gallagher, and anticipation is high for the new material.
Those curious about Smith’s “Pretty Boy” remix can listen to it below, alongside the original version. Fans of both artists are sure to appreciate the unique take that Smith brings to the table.
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