Brous Unveils Superb Single Remix By Chairlift's Patrick Wimberly

7 December 2015 | 5:39 pm | Staff Writer

The Aussie chanteuse gets flipped and chopped by the US synthpop luminary for a reimagining of her single 'The Sound'

Just over a month since we were enchanted by The Sound, the new single from celebrated chanteuse Sophia Brous, aka Brous, the songstress has unveiled a stunning new remix version of the track, ably and expertly constructed by veteran sound-smith Patrick Wimberly, best known as one-half of US synth-pop duo Chairlift.

The remix arrives hot on the heels of Brous' sold-out tour of the UK and Europe with The Barbarican Centre's In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited, in which she starred with Stuart Staples (Tindersticks), Jehnny Beth (Savages), Cibo Matto and Dave Okumu (Amy Winehouse). In his interpretation, Wimberly weaves in brass, vibraphone, extra percussion, cut-up vocals and all manner of electro-easter eggs to keep listeners ears pricked and their attention piqued from go to whoa.

"When Patrick sent me the remix, I was so thrilled," Brous explained in a statement. "I loved how he breathed so much life into it with the percussion and reassembled vocals. He told me it was one of the dearest things he had worked on … he put so much heart into it and you can tell in every detail."

Have a listen for yourself below.

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Encouragingly, faithful Aussie fans needn't sweat the wait until they're able to see Brous in action again - following the New York showing of her Sydney Festival-commissioned work, Lullaby Movement, this month and next, Brous will return to Australia in February for a run of special one-off shows ahead of the release of her eagerly awaited next studio full-length, due in 2016 via Caroline Australia.

For more information, see the artist's Facebook page.