BEST NEW EDM: LEO STANNARD FEAT FRANCES - GRAVITY (LUCA SCHREINER REMIX)

4/21/17
Leo Stannard feat. Frances - Gravity (Luca Schreiner Remix)

Leo Stannard was very keen on finding a proper female vocalist that shared his vision for his new song, "Gravity." Thankfully, he enlisted the talents of indie songstress and fellow Brit, Frances, to create a lovely acoustical number. Throw in Ultra Records’ up-and-coming producer, Luca Schreiner, and the Gravity remix is getting an amazing amount of internet attention that has caught our attention from across the pond here at We Are: The Guard.

 

LEO STANNARD FEAT. FRANCES - GRAVITY (LUCA SCHREINER REMIX)

After listening to the regular acoustic version of Gravity that is filled with simplistic and customary guitar backing typical of the indie rock genre, you can truly appreciate the electronic complexity of the remix version created by Schreiner. The track begins with simple finger snaps and evolves into a fully-digital animal. Though it is much different in terms of instrumental presentation, I find myself enjoying both in their own ways.

It reminds me of Avicii and Aloe Blacc’s collaboration of the hit song, "Wake Me Up," which featured two vastly different styles for two entirely different demographics that somehow offers enough substance to satisfy both crowds. Gravity holds the same essence in its formulation by combining strong vocals and thoughtful lyrics to the incredible momentum of the budding electronic music market in Europe and internationally. It further shows the cross-borders collaboration of musicians beyond language, genre, and markets.

As the regular version appeals to a fair amount of indie pop and rock supporters, I think by integrating the electronic instrumental might allow this track to transcend into mass recognition. Stannard, who is about to finish his debut album, is already selling out his domestic and European tour and appears to be primed for future success. Could this be another case of Ed Sheeran? Those are some huge shoes to fill, but at this moment Stannard is traveling on the right path.