BEST NEW TRACKS: MONARCHY "LIVING WITHOUT YOU (DEAD ROBOT VERSION)"

7/12/14

I never knew you were allowed to remix your own song, kinda reminds me of that Dave Chapelle-Antwone Fisher spoof. But if I was Monarchy and I wrote a cool song like "Living Without You," I supposed I would want to rework it too.

"Living Without You (Dead Robot Version)" is exactly like it sounds. The electro-pop bros from London have gutted their own hit single of humanity and replaced its once beating heart with that of a cold, lifeless machine. Having stripped the power ballad of its bombast and shine, what's left isn't a shell of a song, but something much more somber and sorrowful. In a lot of ways this animatronic make-over of the track really taps into the heartbreaking lyrics that could easily be glossed over before. Listen below to hear the transformation for yourself.

 

MONARCHY "LIVING WITHOUT YOU (DEAD ROBOT VERSION)"

Here's the original, without all that vocoder, and way heavier on the pop side of things.

 

MONARCHY "LIVING WITHOUT YOU"

And if you want to read what I wrote about Monarchy's original edit of "Living Without You" back in May, click here.

If this hasn't quenched your thirst for remixes of Monarchy "Living Without You," head on over to Beatport to see what MK, Great Good Fine OK, and others did to it.

Thanks for stopping by Bitcandy, where tears won't help you though you're pouring tonight. 

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