I’ve been digging Ryan Vail’s dark, understated style lately and recommending him to people who like the XX, James Blake, Polica, etc.
This particular remix is indeed dark and definitely more intense than his other songs and remixes. It has a heavier, more industrial sound, which complements his vocals in quite an interesting way.
If you like jamie XX or remixes of the XX, Ryan Vail’s music might become your new favorite thing. He’s definitely an artist to watch.
His “Grow” EP is now up on soundcloud, and it includes the remix of “Free.” Check it out: