Though it was a late edition to my JayeL Audio 11-12-15 mixtape, Miike Snow‘s bombastic single “Heart Is Full” has quickly become one of my favorite cuts from both mixtapes. Miike Snow (producers Bloodshy & Avant and singer Andrew Wyatt) charmed on Happy To You, the act’s sophomore album that was chock-full of indie pop ear worms that were sonically exciting at the same time. “Heart Is Full” sounds like nothing on Happy To You, but still manages to be addictive and different than anything in indie pop right now. Wyatt’s unique vocals meld expertly with production that features boom-bap elements and a hypnotic soul sample that sounds more akin to Just Blaze than Bloodshy & Avant’s history of pop excellence.
The remix furthers the unpredictability with the addition of bars from my MVPs of 2014 and 2015, Run The Jewels. Jaime & Mike continue their hit streak with clever rhymes and hilarious word play that sees Killer Mike encounter an RTJ-hating dad and El-P challenge a Wookie to a battle. If we now live in a world where RTJ is getting features from indie acts, the world will be a better place.
Stream the Run the Jewels featured remix of “Heart Is Full” below or via Spotify.